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Tim Coolican

Partner

Partner in the regulatory team

My role

I am a partner and lead the firm’s regulatory team. My work predominantly relates to advising and representing clients in the health and social care and social housing sectors.

My experience

I have significant experience in a broad range of regulatory proceedings. I advise clients during police and regulatory investigations. I represent clients in criminal and regulatory proceedings, including health and safety prosecutions, and I have significant experience representing clients during inquests. I have acted in many high profile and complex cases of significant public interest. My clients appreciate my calm approach and ability to provide expert support at a time of crises.

My specialisms

  • Regulatory investigations and proceedings
  • Criminal investigations and proceedings
  • Health and safety
  • Inquests
  • Judicial review

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My latest articles

Greenfeeds Limited prosecution – lessons to be learnt
Greenfeeds Limited prosecution – lessons to be learnt

The Greenfeeds Limited prosecution highlights the human cost of failing to prioritise safety at work and the serious consequences for the organisations and individuals found to be at fault.

Regulator of Social Housing’s annual consumer review: A look at the past
Regulator of Social Housing’s annual consumer review: A look at the past

On 7 September 2021, the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) published its annual consumer review.

Prepare for the Building Safety Bill, with our Building Safety Bill Preparedness Workbook
Prepare for the Building Safety Bill, with our Building Safety Bill Preparedness Workbook

The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) is said to be the most significant and wide-ranging change to the regulatory environment for higher risk building (HRBs) for over 45 years.

Public Inquiries – their purpose, the practicalities and horizon scanning
Public Inquiries – their purpose, the practicalities and horizon scanning

On 15 July 2020, the Prime Minister committed to an Independent Inquiry into the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Charities – reopening safely
Charities – reopening safely

As the Government continues to relax social distancing requirements, many charities have found the easing of lockdown as difficult to manage as going into lockdown.

Weddings, funerals and Covid-19
Weddings, funerals and Covid-19

The way we observe these important rituals has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Churches: Reopening Safely
Churches: Reopening Safely

Yesterday, (23 June) the Prime Minister announced significant changes to lockdown measures for organisations and individuals in England.

Churches – time to open the doors safely?
Churches – time to open the doors safely?

Whilst churches across the country currently remain closed, a careful and safe reopening of places of worship is now finally on the horizon.

Covid-19, care homes and deprivation of liberty
Covid-19, care homes and deprivation of liberty

Covid-19 establishes a solid foundation on which a derogation from Articles 5 and 8 is essential, says Hayden J in the case of BP v Surrey County Council and another [2020] EWCOP 17.

Sentencing safety-related offences within the health and social care sector
Sentencing safety-related offences within the health and social care sector

The recent £1.5 million fine imposed on BUPA Care Homes, following the death of a resident from Legionaries disease, demonstrates the increased risk of substantial fines and emphasises the need for organisations within the sector to ensure compliance with their health and safety obligations.