He is commercial and knowledgeable in his approach.Chambers & Partners 2023
He is absolutely terrific in every respect. He is hugely responsive and generous with his time, he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law and he is great at explaining his advice while also being very clear in his communications.Chambers and Partners 2022
He's really supportive of individual clients and goes the extra mile to make them feel supported. I would highly recommend him.Chambers and Partners 2022
His experience shines out in the cases. He's pragmatic and it really shows just how much experience he's got.Chambers & Partners 2021
He has the ability to think ahead to how certain things might play out. This shows that he has a real understanding and good judgement.Chambers & Partners 2021
"He's very experienced and is good at deciding on the best route to take."Chambers and Partners 2020
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 the 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.