Matthew Breakell - DAC Beachcroft
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Matthew Breakell

Matthew specialises in advising in relation to corporate criminal investigations and defending prosecutions brought by regulatory agencies such as the Health and Safety Executive, Local Authority, Environment Agency, Police and CQC. He is the head of Health and Safety Commercial Solutions at DAC Beachcroft. 

He has extensive experience in caution interviews including representing company directors at the police station in relation to Corporate Manslaughter investigations; and assisting company's through HSE / Local Authority investigations, caution interviews and prosecutions.

Matthew also represents companies and organisations facing Coroners Inquests as a result of fatal accidents at work or being associated with the accident, guiding them through the process and providing representation at the Inquest.

Recently Matthew has advised clients with regard to high profile fatal accident investigations, falls from height, legionella, trappings and crushing in machinery, and other work related accidents.

Matthew also assists organisations, in particular home care providers and care homes with investigations following deaths and provides representation at Inquests as well as guidance through the investigatory process.

Matthew has acted for Plc and FTSE 100 companies, as well as SME's and individuals.

Matthew also delivers training for organisations, including mock trials and board room briefing sessions.  He also advises with organisations around consequential Health and Safety issues such as policies and procedures, enforcement action/FFI appeals, and due diligence/tender advice.

Matthew is a member of IOSH and a committee member for the Humber Branch and a committee member for the IOSH Consultancy Group.  He also has close links with HQN SafetyNet.

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