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, healthcare providers, rescue services, contractors and manufacturers.

Strengths Clients say: "BLM is a very well-run, well-organised, supportive and knowledgeable organisation."

"Their customer service and attention to detail makes them stand out," reports another source.

"They have a great deal of sensitivity," states an interviewee. "They offer empathy matched with strong legal advice."

Work highlights Acted for GMCA, which includes the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, in an inquest into the deaths resulting from the 2017 Manchester Arena attack.

Notable practitioners

Peter James is recognised for his work with clients in the construction industry, which sees him handle HSE investigations and prosecutions. Interviewees report that he is "doing high-quality work" and describe him as "extremely proficient, efficient and delightful to work with."