Health and safety

HSE investigations pose significant risks to businesses and their management teams. Our expert lawyers help to proactively manage risks and provide expert advice following an incident.

The impact of a HSE investigation or prosecution can range from disruption, loss of productivity and reputational damage to significant fines and, in some cases, imprisonment.

If you unexpectedly have to deal with an incident, such as a fatal accident or serious injury, our specialist team of lawyers can provide you with the expertise required to minimise the risks to your business. We will support you every step of the way. 

Our team also provides proactive advice to help your business achieve health and safety compliance.

Our experience

We have in-depth experience of helping organisations with a wide range of issues requiring specialist health and safety advice. Examples of our work include:

  • Representing a Spanish aluminium recycling business through an HSE investigation and subsequent prosecution, following the death of one of its sub-contractor’s employees on its recycling plant. Our team was able to present effective mitigation and secure the ongoing viability of the business and safeguard many local jobs.
  • Representing NHS and private healthcare organisations being investigated for various health and safety offences, following fatal and non-fatal accidents, involving both patients and members of the public.
  • Following an accident resulting in serious injuries to two employees, advising a construction company through an investigation and prosecution, and securing a successful outcome by presenting effective mitigation.
  • Assisting a German company in avoiding prosecution after a number of its subcontractors were exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Successfully advising a major film production company on an investigation by the police and the HSE, following a fatal accident during filming of a blockbuster sequel. After our input, no prosecution was brought.

Our clients

We have considerable experience working with clients across a wide range of sectors, including corporate, health, education, insurance, food and agribusiness, real estate and farming.

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