Michelle Heeley Regulatory
Approved Prosecutor on Attorney General’s list
- Health and Safety
- Environmental Protection prosecutions
- Department of Work and Pensions
- Food Standards Agency
Michelle is a Grade 4 prosecutor regularly instructed to deal with heavy weight cases, she uses the skills gained in general crime to tackle the more specific requirements of Regulatory crime. She is noted for her ability to handle sensitive cases and to deal with witnesses and clients who require a considered manner.
She is thorough in her preparation and known for her ability to present complex issues in an easily comprehensible style.
R v Wayne Davies
Examples of recent work:-
Prosecution Junior in manslaughter trial jointly prosecuted by the HSE and CPS involving significant breaches of Health and Safety law. The case went to the Court of Appeal where the Prosecution were again successful.
Prosecuting a company for incorrect usage of asbestos procedures that caused a school to close down for several months
Mitigating on behalf of clients, particularly large factories, who have been found to have breached Health and Safety regulations, ensuring that any penalties are kept to a minimum.
Regularly prosecuting on behalf of the HSE in cases where LOLER regs of HSWA has been breached, resulting in death or serious injury
Appearing on behalf of Staffordshire Council opposing licensing applications by Sainsbury’s to sell alcohol from their service stations.
Prosecuting individuals and companies for breaches of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
Prosecuting Food Business Operators for failings under European directives in food hygiene
Appearing on behalf of Licensees in cases of transfer or application for new licenses.
Dealing with appeals on behalf of both Licensees and Residents in cases involving alcohol and entertainment licenses.
Prosecution of a national company for failings relating to Pest Control
Prosecution of a shop owner for selling items which turned out to be Ketamine
Articles and presentations:-
Confiscation law: A guide to the Proceeds of Crime Act
Bad character provisions under the Criminal Justice Act 2003
Sentencing- the long and short of it.
Guide to the New Solicitors Code of Conduct
Guide to the Welfare Reform Act 2012
• LLB (Europe) (Hons)
• German (fluent)
• Member of amateur dramatics group performing outdoor productions of Shakespeare
• Guest lecturer at Birmingham University on the subjects of Mooting and Advocacy
• Circus skills
LLB (Europe) (Hons)
Health and Safety Lawyers Association
R v Wayne Davies
• Joint prosecution between the Police and Health and Safety Executive
• Junior Prosecutor
• Involved charges of manslaughter and health and safety offences, thus requiring an in depth knowledge of several diverse areas of the law