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Health & safety

Our dedicated team of Health & Safety experts operates across all three UK legal jurisdictions and has deep insight into developing proactive compliance strategies, in addition to responding to reactive incident response.

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Our full range of preventative and incident response services help avoid liability and protect you

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UK-wide

Our team has a physical presence in all three UK legal jurisdictions.

Our leading Health and Safety & Risk Advisory team (top ranked by the UK legal directories) operates across all UK jurisdictions (England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), with clients drawn from all sectors.  

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Utilising unrivalled experience advising clients in high hazard industries we have created and refined tried and trusted measures to give clients from all sectors the best chance of ensuring that adverse incidents are avoided.  Should the worst happen, however, our team of specialists will ensure that the best possible outcome is secured, from providing support and advice in the immediate aftermath of an incident, the investigation and any enforcement action, inquest, fatal accident inquiry or prosecution. We are lawyers and business advisors who give strategic, commercial and pragmatic advice.  

We have developed a valuable insight into the HSE's enforcement priorities, their sector strategies and the importance of a positive health and safety culture within an organisation. This understanding feeds into the range of advisory services that we offer to clients to upskill their internal teams, enhance their standards of compliance, and explore the regulatory strengths and weaknesses of the business.  

 


Our latest work

Our advisers act on domestic and international matters of all shapes and sizes, working with many of the leading names in the market. Browse our experience below, or use the filters to look-up recent work in particular geographies and industry sectors.

    Meet the team

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    Bruce Craig

    Partner

    Bruce leads the litigation team in Aberdeen as a litigation and regulatory partner specialising in health & safety, shipping and commercial disputes.

    Craig Bruce
    David Kirkpatrick

    Partner

    David leads the Litigation and Regulatory Team in Belfast.

    Kirkpatrick David
    Jon Cowlan

    Health & Safety Manager

    Jon is a Health & Safety Consultant in the Regulatory Team and is a primary contact for Pinsent Masons' preventive health & safety services.

    Cowlan Jonathan
    Katherine Metcalfe

    Legal Director

    Katherine is a litigator specialising in advice on health and safety, fire safety and environmental matters.

    Metcalfe Katherine
    Laura Cameron

    Partner, Head of Risk Advisory Services

    Laura leads our Risk Advisory Services group and is recognised as a leading lawyer in the field of Health and Safety. She has extensive experience of representing household names in times of crisis and regulatory investigations, and carries out advisory work and board-level training for a number of major PLCs on their Health and Safety responsibilities. 

    Laura Cameron
    Laura Gillespie

    Partner

    Laura specialises in regulatory enforcement and advises clients in a range of sectors dealing with compliance issues ranging from data and cyber breaches, internal fraud, corporate crime and health & safety.

    Gillespie Laura
    Stacy Keen

    Senior Associate

    Stacy is a litigator and a regulatory defence Senior Associate specialising in criminal and regulatory risk.

    Keen Stacy
    Tom Stocker

    Partner

    Tom specialises in financial crime, corporate investigations, and regulatory enforcement. Tom is ranked in Legal 500 (2020) as Scotland’s leading individual for white collar crime advice.

    William Park

    Senior Associate

    Willie has extensive experience of investigating accidents at work in preparation for defending companies prosecuted for breaches of health and safety legislation and for fatal accident inquiries.

    Park William
    Zoe Betts

    Senior Associate

    Zoe is a criminal regulatory lawyer, who specialises in the defence of health and safety matters.

    Betts Zoe

    Our expertise, at your disposal

    With over 430 partners and 3000 people around the world, we are well-placed to support you across a full range of legal and advisory services.

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    Latest press releases

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    Dispute Resolution Group appointments partners in Munich

    International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed partners Johanna Weißbach and Christian Schmidt as litigation partners in their Dispute Resolution Group in Munich, where they will both focus on clients within the Financial Services and Advanced Manufacturing & Technology sectors.

    Pinsent Masons announces 2020 partner promotions

    Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has announced 17 new partners in its 2020 promotion round as it promotes outside of traditional legal services for the first time.

    Pinsent Masons Hong Kong recognised in Law Firm of the Year survey

    International law firm Pinsent Masons was listed in the top tier for 3 categories in a recent survey conducted by Asian-mena Counsel’s In-House Community to identify Firms of the Year 2019 for the second consecutive year.