Health and Safety
Chambers UK 2010 recognises our Health and Safety team as being in the upper tiers of UK specialists and describes us as "superior lawyers who deliver fantastic results".
"Historically famed for its prowess in railway-related cases, this firm's expertise encompasses a multitude of sectors."
The team has strength in depth. For example, it includes a partner qualified, and operationally experienced, as a chartered civil engineer, a solicitor advocate with rights to the higher courts, a former police officer and lawyers with degree level scientific/chemistry qualifications.
Safety incidents create civil, criminal, regulatory and insurance issues. We are experienced and skilled in dealing with each of those strands and how they affect each other.
The harsh realities of the criminal law increasingly can impact businesses and their management. It is essential that advisers in the area understand business but can also operate at the sharp end. We understand the dynamics of both the board room and the police station and how they impact each other.
We work with organisations in sectors including:
- transport (rail, road and aviation)
- manufacturing (including chemicals, consumer goods and food)
- FM and logistics
- public sector, not-for-profit and charities
We advise (depending on specific client need) on Policy, Strategic, Operational issues and on Incident and Emergency Response, as well as Transactions. Our work therefore spans the range between advice or responses on draft legislation and UK policy reviews (for example on corporate manslaughter or evidence to a Parliamentary Select Committee) to representing organisations or companies during investigations or subsequent prosecution.
The specialist areas within our Health & Safety practice are:
Please contact Chris Jackson or Ann Metherall or to find out more about how we can help you.
We have a large and separate environmental team comprising four partners and 18 other full-time environmental lawyers. Details can be found in the Environment section.
All Partners and Associates in Health and Safety