Increasingly more and more Fire Safety Professionals (“FSPs”) are being considered for prosecution and enforcement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (“the FSO”). We consider FSPs be anyone who supplies goods...Read More
“Here he is – Keith Lard!” Despite being a big Peter Kay fan I had never heard of the character Keith Lard until approximately 2007, when I became more involved in fire safety prosecutions. I had watched Phoenix Nights, but for...Read More
We have received some great feedback on the seminars held this year and a selection of the comments are below. If you would like to be notified of future events please ensure you have signed up to the e-newsletter here....Read More
Article Gov cases Gov stats % BB cases %* 14 464 22.8 32 8 321 15.8 9.6 9 312 15.4 16 13 266 13.1 14.1 17 188 9.3 6.9 Other Articles 479 23.6 21.4 The Government statistics for fire safety enforcement between April 2018 and...Read More
The 1st October, 2019, marks the 13th anniversary of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the Order) coming into force. 6 years ago I published an article, “A Survey of 100 Prosecutions” and I was amazed at the...Read More
Review of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 I have defended or prosecuted over 190 cases under the Fire Safety Order since October 2006. I am a higher courts advocate, so I deal with cases before both the...Read More
A company which operates The Wizard pub in Nether Alderley has been prosecuted for failing to put in place adequate fire safety measures. The case against the Bispham Green Brewery Company Ltd began shortly after midnight on...Read More
Owners rapped after smoke detectors painted over and emergency signs broken at pub blaze A PUB owner and its former licensee have been spared jailed despite putting lives at risk by breaching fire safety regulations. Burnley...Read More
Click here for full press report: Derby Care home fined for fire safety breachesRead More
Duties under this Order 5.—(1) Where the premises are a workplace, the responsible person must ensure that any duty imposed by articles 8 to 22 or by regulations made under article 24 is complied with in respect of those...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