1. Skills for Justice FSJ 11 – Accredited basic legal course
  2. Advanced legal course with case studies
  3. Identifying Responsible Person and Persons with Control
  4. Expert Witness Training
  5. Protection from culpability under Fire Safety Order

For more information contact Warren Spencer on 01253 629300.


Fire Professionals

Investigating Fire Fatalities

  As far as the Criminal Law is concerned, there are two types of cases which involve fire fatalities. The first, and most obvious, is a death resulting from arson. An investigation into arson would usually centre on finding the perpetrator who lit the fire. Once a...

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Article 8 – or not?

There has been discussion within the services for whom I prosecute recently about the advantages of charging Defendants predominantly under Article 8 (Duty to take general fire precautions) as opposed to charging various Counts under the relevant Articles appertaining...

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Evidencing the Responsible Person

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the FSO) has now been in force for over 10 years. A review of the effectiveness of the FSO 2 years after it came into effect found that the Act was “bedding in” well with both enforcers and responsible persons. I am not...

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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