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A residential landlord has been found guilty of fire breaches, despite telling his tenant that they would be responsible for ‘all legal issues’ during the course of their lease. Dr Mohammed Jahangir Khan Bhatti was found guilty...Read More
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
Obstruction Regulations in Need of Reform One of the fundamental principles of the FSO is that of self-regulation. When the Order came into force in October 2006, fire safety compliance was placed in the hands of those...Read More
Article 5 and the Domestic Tenant The interrelationship between the Fire Safety Order and the Housing Act is complicated and the best of times, so it is not surprising that the role of the domestic tenant within fire...Read More
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
Fire Fighters as Relevant Persons? Fire fighter safety is often a confusing issue for the Courts following convictions under the Fire Safety Order. Upon sentence Magistrates and Judges often state that the offences...Read More
ENFORCEMENT AND THE FIRE ALARM ENGINEER As the Solicitor who had conduct of the prosecution against Christopher Morris, the Fire Alarm Engineer prosecuted by Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service in 2010, I am...Read More
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
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 is one of the country’s leading fire safety lawyers. He has now prosecuted and defended fire safety cases for over 12 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 for Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Cumbria, Cheshire, Merseyside, Hereford & Worcester, Shropshire and Wrekin Fire & Rescue Services, 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 in 2015 he was appointed as 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