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Fire Safety

Nexa is prominent in the field of regulatory technical fire safety law under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.

This regulatory specialism is headed by our leading practitioner, Roy Carter. For over three decades, Roy served as a professional fire and rescue service officer and, during which time, he successfully qualified as a solicitor within the fire service. By combining the vocations of solicitor and principal fire and rescue service officer, coupled with far-reaching immersion and national contribution to this area of law, it has afforded him exceptional and probably incomparable, practical experience and insightful expertise.

Nexa are entirely equipped to support and provide advice to a full range of clients in all sectors, this includes public and private, in proactively mitigating risks relating to regulatory technical fire safety compliance. Should the need arise, we can provide reactive advice if you find yourself subject to enforcement action and/or investigation by prosecuting authorities.

We can also provide practical and astute advice in respect to appealing statutory notices issued by enforcing authorities (Prohibition, Enforcement, Alteration) and can also assist at times when referral of technical fire safety issues to the Secretary of State for determination under the above Fire Safety Order are being considered.

For enforcing authorities, we offer legal resilience to statutory enforcement teams during periods of planning and when undertaking all enforcement and investigatory activities. We also advise strategic fire and rescue management boards in respect to the lawful use of enforcement procedures, decision making processes and decisions to prosecute. If the lawfulness of enforcement work is challenged, we are ready to advise and assist with a robust response.

Additionally, Nexa offers bespoke strategic legal briefings (written, in-person, virtual) to corporate boards and business owners in support of risk management planning and regulatory technical fire safety compliance.

As with all Nexa services, we aim to offer clients with the most advantageous combination of economy, efficiency, and effectiveness to meet requirements. Our regulatory lawyers are available to assist on a case-by-case basis or as an annual retainer that is aimed to provide you an on-hand trusted and specialist regulatory technical fire safety lawyer.

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