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Robust health and safety support is crucial when things go wrong.

Accidents happen and when they do, we are there to help our clients to pick up the pieces. 

What do we do?

Our team handles every type of health and safety-related incident, from serving enforcement notices and fees for intervention issues, right through to corporate manslaughter investigations.

We provide 24-hour nationwide health and safety support for on-site teams and senior management, whatever the issue. If needed, we can be quickly on-site, helping to handle the aftermath of a serious incident. 

When working with our clients we:

  • support those involved in an incident;
  • deal with the press and the public;
  • liaise with the police or the Health & Safety Executive in their investigations;
  • carry out any internal investigation; and
  • make sure our clients’ business interests are protected.
A real powerhouse in HSE and environmental with a good understanding of criminal law rather than adopting a ‘civil’ approach. Their footprint in inquests – particularly in construction and leisure – is second to none.
Legal 500 UK, 2022

Our health and safety team are skilled at:

  • crisis management in the immediate aftermath of a serious incident;
  • guiding clients through the interview process;
  • advising on any request for an interview under caution;
  • strategically planning defence cases from the outset;
  • obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients;
  • avoiding prosecutions altogether;
  • successful acquittals at trial;
  • supporting clients through coroner’s inquest;
  • supporting clients in reviewing their health and safety policies and procedures; and
  • assisting clients to build a comprehensive health and safety strategy to protect their business, employees and reputation.

Crucially, we can deliver proactive support before any major issue arises. We can provide training for boards, senior managers and employees to ensure health and safety obligations are understood, as well as provide a platform for discussing the key health and safety issues affecting businesses.

Superb knowledge of the law, the sector and the key players. The ‘go-to’ firm for H&S issues.
Legal 500 UK, 2023

Who do we help?

We provide advise organisations of all sizes in dealing with health and safety incidents and investigations.

Got a question? Get in touch.