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Crispin Kenyon


Admitted in 1980, Crispin has been a partner since 1986 and joined Weightmans in April 2011 where he leads the London office of a nationwide health and safety team which works exclusively in this field.

Crispin's roots are in insurance litigation where he was a specialist for over 30 years in employers', public, product and motor liability claims.

His caseload now exclusively involves advising clients under regulatory investigations and prosecutions by HSE/Environmental Health Officers in local government and Police, as well as inquests, for individuals and the full range of commercial business activity including construction, waste management, leisure, transport, education, care sector, manufacturing and fire safety.

Crispin is frequently instructed by other specialist firms where conflicts of interest arise.

He is a regular speaker at Health & Safety seminars for clients and the firm and on behalf of the Health & Safety Lawyers Association of which he has been Hon Treasurer and executive member since 2010.

As to notable cases he acted for Veolia Environmental Services in the leading 2011 case on interpretation of health and safety law (R v Tangerine Confectionary & Veolia ES(UK) Ltd and for an interested party in the Administrative Court decision November 2013 Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall v HM Coroner for Plymouth Torbay and South Devon dealing with questions for coroner's juries.


Insights England and Wales coroners’ statistics published

The 2016 statistics relating to Coroners’ Courts in England and Wales have been published.

Insights Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome exposure results in fine for engineering firm

An engineering firm has been fined for its failure to control the risk to employees using hand held power tools from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome.

Insights Woman struck by scaffolding results in fines for two companies

Employees of Carter Training Ltd were using a mobile crane on a building project in Poundbury, Dorchester when the attachment holding 500 scaffolding…

Insights NHS Trust fined over in-patient’s death

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been fined after a patient fell to his death.

Insights Sentencing Council guidelines review on gross negligence manslaughter

The Sentencing Council has announced a consultation on its proposals for sentencing of offenders convicted of gross negligence manslaughter.

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"Crispin Kenyon, who is lauded for his 'communication skills and sound advice', heads the London regulatory team."

Legal 500 2015

"Crispin Kenyon is a highly experienced health and safety practitioner who handles both prosecution and defence work. He acts for an array of clients from various industries including construction and waste."

Chambers and Partner 2017