Health & Safety Department

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What the team is known for

Specialist team regularly instructed by organisations from an array of sectors to handle health and safety matters including corporate manslaughter cases, construction accidents and deaths and injuries caused by drivers in the course of employment. Proficient at representing clients at inquests and advising on other regulatory and compliance issues. Defends subsequent civil claims. Clients include house builders, contractors and manufacturers.


Sources say that this is a "very efficient and good-quality outfit."

Clients add that the lawyers are "very good at speaking in layman's terms and identifying important points."

Work highlight

Instructed to represent Wakefield MDC following a fatal incident in 2010 when a tree branch fell and impaled a passenger of a car. Following the inquest, the jury concluded no individual or systemic failures on the part of the client.

Notable practitioners

Helen Devery is a key contact.