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Health and safety solicitors

Our specialist team of health and safety solicitors provide organisations with a comprehensive service to help achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and robust support in the event of a serious health and safety incident.

Health and safety legislation is continually evolving and the penalties for non-compliance can be significant. Larger organisations risk fines measured in the millions and penalties can be imposed on business leaders in their personal capacity. Our team is highly regarded in the field of health and safety and we can help you meet your legal obligations, avoid incurring heavy penalties and protect you against reputational harm.

In addition to being highly ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories for health and safety we are commended by our clients for our ‘culture of excellence’ and our strong focus on achieving the best outcome for our clients.

How our health and safety solicitors can help you

Our team of experienced health and safety solicitors include advocates who represent clients in the criminal courts and coroner’s inquests together with practitioners who give advisory support and consultancy advice. The organisations we assist span a wide range of different industries and sectors and we pride ourselves on delivering commercial advice which is tailored to our clients' needs.

We act for global insurers, commercial organisations and public sector clients (including FTSE 100 companies) as well as smaller organisations. Our recent cases include incidents involving asbestos exposure, electrocution, driving for work, falls from height, railway incidents, fire safety, building safety, transportation of hazardous materials, terrorist incidents, and corporate manslaughter cases.

Services offered by our health and safety solicitors

Services include:

  • Advising on prosecutions and regulatory investigations conducted by the Health and Safety Executive, Local Authorities, Police, and Fire and Rescue Authorities
  • Compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Health and safety management system reviews
  • Accident Investigation
  • Crisis management support
  • Representation at interviews under caution
  • Drafting written representations to regulatory bodies
  • Assisting with disclosure requests from regulators
  • Coroner’s inquests
  • Appeals against Enforcement Notices
  • Advising on Fee For Intervention
  • 24/7 emergency advice line

Health and safety training

We also offer bespoke health and safety training solutions, fully tailored to your individual needs. In Chambers guide to the legal profession, we were described as 'the market leaders for innovative health and safety training'.

Our ability to combine the talents of our nationally recognised lawyers and serving Assistant Coroners, based at offices in the south, midlands, north and Scotland, means that we have the strength, depth and breadth to meet all of your training and advisory needs.

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