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Health and Safety

Our Regulatory team prides itself in being trusted advisors to a wide range of clients, advising on all aspects of health and safety law. The advice we give is focused at all times on protecting our clients’ reputation.

We have many years’ experience of supporting clients who are involved in investigations and prosecutions by the Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities or require advice to help them maintain compliance within their organisation.

Using our expertise to help you

Known for providing prompt, commercial and pragmatic advice, we work with regional and national clients across many business sectors including healthcare, rural, manufacturing, mining and minerals, food and drink, hospitality, leisure, education, construction and logistics.

We have particular expertise in:

  • providing support with business critical incidents and events
  • investigations and prosecutions arising from serious and fatal work-related accidents, including suspected corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter offences
  • improvement notice and prohibition notice appeals
  • the exercise and use of regulators’ statutory powers of investigation
  • voluntary and compelled witness statements
  • occupational safety and premises safety
  • preparing and updating policies and procedures

Our experience

Examples of the work we do include:

  • advising in connection with the prosecution of a farming partnership following an incident involving a member of the public and cows with calves at foot
  • acting in connection with the prosecution of a logistics company following a contractor’s fatal fall from height whilst replacing roof lights
  • representing an engineering company in connection with an investigation and prosecution after one of its employees sustained serious burns caused by an overhead powerline strike
  • acting for a manufacturing company in connection with an HSE prosecution arising from the death of a contractor caused by a chemical leak during an infrastructure upgrade project
  • representing a construction company in connection with an investigation and prosecution following a trench collapse causing injuries to two employees
  • representing a project manager suspected of gross negligence manslaughter in connection with a fatal fall from height during a large construction project
  • advising in connection with the prosecution of a care home following the death of a resident caused by burns sustained whilst personal care was being given
  • representing a waste management company in connection with an HSE prosecution following a serious workplace transport accident at a household waste recycling centre
  • representing a major UK retailer in connection with a Local Authority prosecution arising from injuries sustained by a customer as a result of defective premises



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