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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 top-ranked Health and Safety team operates across all UK jurisdictions and is active across a wide range of sectors impacted by criminal regulation. We have built up considerable experience particularly high-hazard industries such as construction, manufacturing, waste and energy.  

Our deep immersion in case work gives us insight into The Health and Safety Executive’s enforcement priorities, their sector strategies and the importance of a positive health and safety culture within an organisation.

This deep understanding feeds into the range of advisory services that we develop and offer to clients to upskill their internal teams, enhance their standards of compliance, and explore the regulatory strengths and weaknesses of the business.

However incidents always happen, and when they do we are available to our clients on a 24/7 basis for those critical moments. We support our clients through the immediate crisis, any subsequent Police / HSE / EHO investigation, and through to any enforcement action, inquest or prosecution.  Our team gives strategic, commercial and robust advice.

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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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    Alvin Ho

    Partner

    Alvin is a leading adviser to contractors and employers on contractual matters. He is an arbitration and regulatory partner specialising in construction disputes and health & safety.

    Ho Alvin
    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
    Craig Connal QC

    Partner

    Craig is a Dual-qualified Litigation Partner and Solicitor Advocate who has appeared in courts up to and including the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

    Connal Craig QC
    David Kirkpatrick

    Partner

    David leads the Litigation and Regulatory Team in Belfast.

    Kirkpatrick David
    Hinson Cheung

    Senior Associate

    Hinson specialises in contentious construction law and health and safety proceedings.

    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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