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3 Raymond Buildings is noted for its expert handling of health and safety prosecutions arising across a range of sectors, including construction, transport, care and retail, among others. Members are sought after to act for regulators such as the HSE and ORR, as well as regulated corporations and individual directors. Areas of expertise for the team include food and fire safety matters, corporate manslaughter cases and prosecutions relating to serious and fatal accidents at work. The set's tenants also regularly appear in inquests and major public inquiries, such as the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the inquest into the Croydon tram crash.
"The clerks are all very efficient and helpful." Eddie Holland is the senior clerk.
Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC
Instructed by public agencies and regulatory bodies such as the ORR and HSE to prosecute individuals and corporate bodies in complicated health and safety cases.
"He's brilliant with clients - he's sensitive and good at explaining things in an easy-to-understand way." "He's very experienced, a good court performer and very thorough in his preparation."
Well-regarded practitioner who undertakes a range of health and safety cases. She is particularly adept at handling fire safety cases, and has been instructed in the most high-profile matters including the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
"Extremely accessible and client-friendly." "She is excellent - realistic in her advice and sensitive to a client's concerns. She has a great eye for detail."
Sarah Le Fevre
Recognised for her health and safety practice, she represents a long list of regulatory authorities such as the HSE and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. She has most recently been instructed in numerous prosecutions and inquests by the ORR. "She's a very strong lawyer who is fantastic to work with and has superb judgement." "Very thorough and a real team player."
Stephen Walsh QC
Manages a broad regulatory practice which encompasses health and safety law as well as food safety matters. He acts for both the defence and the prosecution, advising individual clients and corporate bodies in cases relating to fatal accidents and serious injuries. Walsh is also highly expert in all aspects of food safety proceedings.
"He has sound judgement."