Category: All Posts


THE RISE OF ARTICLE 32(8) It is not uncommon, following an audit by the Fire Service (where breaches may have been found) for a company to go into liquidation.  The more cynical of us may suggest that many companies enter into...

Read More

Matters Within your Control

Matters Within Your Control The relationship between Article 3 and Article 5(3) and (4) of the FSO continues to confuse. I have written a number of Articles regarding the identification of the responsible person and the...

Read More

Care Home Evacuation Concerns

Care Home Evacuation Concerns   During a prosecution involving two care home owners, their advocate, whilst mitigating their case, relied upon the fact that as they had employed four nursing staff to care for their forty,...

Read More

Duty to Co-operate

Over the yearsI have had a number of enquiries relating to enforcement issues with large corporate bodies, and I particular with identifying responsible persons within large organisations and in premises where more than one...

Read More

Warren Spencer

Warren Spencer

Warren Spencer is one of the country’s leading fire safety lawyers. He has now prosecuted and defended fire safety cases for over 18 years and has also conducted numerous Enforcement and Prohibition Notice Appeals brought under the Fire Safety Order. He is able to offer impartial professional expert legal advice in all aspects of fire safety enforcement.

Warren is a Higher Courts Advocate, an accreditation which enables him to work as an advocate in the Crown Court. Warren has conducted prosecutions and delivered training for 20 Fire & Rescue Services, lectures at Fire Service College at Moreton in Marsh, as well as advising businesses and professionals on various aspects of Fire Safety Law including its effect upon PFI contracts.

Warren is a part-time Tribunal Judge and a 'Legally Qualified Chair' for Police Disciplinary proceedings in the North West. He is also a former Assistant Deputy Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde.

Tel: 01253 629300