Mark Owen – Health & Safety Expert
Mark teamed up with Peninsula in 2002 as a retained solicitor, advising its clients on a range of issues surrounding employment law and health & safety.
He previously worked as a partner at Weightmans, a top 45 UK law firm, and built considerable experience across the company’s three focuses of commercial, insurance and public sector law.
Mark now works from Peninsula’s Manchester head office. He specialises in helping small businesses with both regulatory investigations and prosecutions in Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.
He is also a member of the Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association, and uses this expertise to present online video content for Peninsula—examining subjects such as the effects of employment law changes on SMEs.
Recent Blog Posts By Mark Owen – Health & Safety Expert
The importance of creating a tailored Risk Assessment template
Whilst our Business Safety consultants will give all the advice, help and assistance they can to their clients they won’t complete risk assessments on... Read More
The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015
From October, it will be mandatory for landlords in England to provide a smoke alarm on each storey of a premises used as living accommodation and a c... Read More
Changes to Health & Safety Law for self-employed people
From 1 October 2015, in Great Britain, health and safety law will not apply to self-employed people where their work activity poses no potential risk ... Read More
Part 2: 'Jumping Ship but Avoiding a Splash' - A Guide to Post Termination Restrictive Covenants
You can read Part 1 here. 9. Fellow Employees To maximise the chances of the enforceability of a non-poaching covenant, the definition of fellow... Read More
Part 1: 'Jumping Ship but Avoiding a Splash' - A Guide to Post Termination Restrictive Covenants
1. Introduction In the present economic climate businesses face many risks; customer default, product defects; supplier problems; terrorist threats... Read More
Dealing with work- related Contact Dermatitis
Earlier this year we explained that the Health and Safety Executive was specifically targeting users of asthmagens and carcinogens. In this brief arti... Read More