Health, safety and the environment

Our lawyers have unrivalled expertise in this sector, representing leading construction firms and their insurers. With our years of construction industry experience, the technical issues that may surround an incident are well understood.

We advise companies and individuals on all aspects of an investigation by the Police, HSE, Environment Agency or other enforcing authority. We represent clients where enforcement action is taken and through prosecutions.

Our services and advice covers: the immediate aftermath and when the Inspector calls; attendance at interviews under caution; insurance coverage analysis and liaison; attendance and representation at coroners’ inquests; enforcement action and the response; representation through prosecutions to trial; sentencing and plea bargaining; and handling the civil claim(s).

Our expertise includes corporate manslaughter; gross negligence manslaughter; and breaches of health and safety, fire safety and environmental legislation and regulations. We are particularly aware of how these incidents can impact on all those involved and can empathise accordingly.

Recent experience includes: representation in relation to a high profile public inquiry; fire-related incidents, collapse of structures on infrastructure, building projects and power stations.