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Health & Safety

Our Health & Safety Team has a great deal of experience providing safety and risk management advice, leading and supporting on safety incident investigations and defending health and safety enforcement action, including prosecutions.

We act for national and international clients across a diverse range of sectors, delivering clear and commercially-focused advice. We help our clients to devise policies and procedures, develop staff training, review existing compliance measures and help them implement effective crisis management systems.

When it comes to handling high-profile incidents – including multiple fatalities and public disasters, we’ve experts within our team who can help. From crisis management support in the immediate aftermath, through the investigatory phases and right up to the conclusion of an incident, our specialist lawyers are on hand to guide and advise you through the process and drawing on our experience of managing Police and Health and Safety Executive investigations.

We also defend companies and their directors charged with corporate manslaughter or health and safety breaches and our lawyers regularly appear in the criminal and Coroner’s courts to represent our client’s interests.

We have decades of experience in health and safety law and our specialists are always available, 24/7, to provide immediate incident response and support to our clients.

Our experience includes:

  • Advising and leading in incident investigations following serious incidents/fatalities.
  • Leading or supporting incident management
  • Gathering and reviewing investigation evidence and advising on criminal and civil liability
  • Supporting clients to challenge enforcement notices issued by local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive
  • Representing clients in Magistrates Court and Crown Court prosecutions
  • Advising on safety risk management, safety management systems and business continuity planning
  • Providing legal reviews of your ‘safety systems’
  • Advising on safety issues in corporate transactions
  • Offering 24/7/365 Rapid Response and on-site, incident support.

Insights

“Excellent team that work efficiently together and have a wide breadth of knowledge and expertise.”

Legal 500

“Claire Burrows is exceptional. She is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable, and has a brilliant eye for detail for her clients.”

Legal 500

“The health and safety team at Walker Morris LLP is wise, sharp, sparky, full of commercial and creative solutions, has outstanding market knowledge, and is ready to roll its sleeves up and be on site late at night or at unsocial hours.”

Legal 500

“Stuart Ponting and Claire Burrows are a well organised and coherent support team, whose service has never been anything but exemplary to me.”

Legal 500

“Stuart Ponting has excellent knowledge of corporate law in regard to health and safety. He was fully aware of current trends and legislative developments that could have had a potential impact on the company. Stuart was always very quick to respond to our needs with a willingness to go above and beyond.”

Legal 500

Stuart
Ponting

Partner

Regulatory & Compliance

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Claire
Burrows

Director

Regulatory & Compliance

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Rachel
Turnbull

Senior Associate

Regulatory & Compliance

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+44 (0)113 283 4438

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