Kevin is a Partner and Head of Health and Safety at Pinsent Masons specialising in health, safety and fire law, and related criminal litigation. He is dual qualified as a solicitor and a chartered safety and health practitioner and provides pro-active compliance advice on a wide range of health and safety and regulatory issues to corporate and commercial clients in all sectors, as well as responding to incidents when they happen.
He has been instructed in a number of high profile fatal accident cases including the first company to be prosecuted with the statutory offence of Corporate Manslaughter (under the Corporate Manslaughter & Corporate Homicide Act 2007), together with its Managing Director who was separately charged with Gross Negligence Manslaughter.
Kevin is an accomplished speaker and has hosted many seminars and lectures on all aspects of health and safety and regulatory law, including Boardroom presentations. He has had feature articles published in numerous journals including the Safety and Health Practitioner (SHP), and continues to write for trade publications.
Kevin is a Chartered Member and a former Vice-President of the Chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and holds the National Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health.
Chambers & Partners rank Kevin in Band 1 and say that he is described by clients as having "excellent client communication skills and always ensuring our best interests are protected with sound, practical and sensible legal advice” "is extremely knowledgeable" and describe him as having an "effervescent character who fully commits himself to his clients".
Legal 500 ranks Kevin as a Leading Individual in the field of health and safety law and says that “Department Head, Kevin Bridges’ health and safety knowledge is second to none, he brings that vital focus and critical analysis to a case, as to what is important and what is not”. He is ‘an incisive tactician with a first-rate knowledge and client-care skills that are second to none’