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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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What we do

We offer a full range of preventative and incident response services designed to help you avoid liability and to protect you should incidents occur

Our expertise

Our full range of preventative and incident response services help to manage and mitigate risk but, should the worst happen, ensure the best possible outcome

Available now

Call our critical incident helpline on +44 (0)870 054 9994

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

    Legal Director

    Zoe is a Health and Safety specialist who advises companies and individuals on a wide range of regulatory 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.

    Latest press releases

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    Pinsent Masons announces new partnership with World Athletics

    Pinsent Masons, has today announced its appointment by World Athletics as their first official supplier of legal services. The appointment was made after a detailed tender process and is for the next four years.

    Pinsent Masons advises Exasol AG on IPO in Germany

    Pinsent Masons has advised Exasol AG on its IPO – the first IPO in Germany in 2020.

    Energy start ups £40m Clean Growth Fund

    Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has successfully advised Clean Growth Investment Management LLP on the establishment of a new £40 million Clean Growth Fund.