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Clyde & Co LLP

Health & Safety

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What the team is known for

Expertise across the gamut of health and safety matters, including compliance and training as well as investigations and litigation. Able to assist clients with police and HSE investigations into incidents causing serious injury and death. Provides advice and representation to an impressive list of multinational companies from various sectors, including food, energy, construction and retail. Also represents insurers.

Strengths

Market commentators commend the team for handling "really high-level work for big construction industry clients."

Interviewees report: "They are an excellent team. They are very responsive and we are very happy with the service they provide."

Others note that the team is "excellent on the health and safety side."

Work highlights

Defended Ken Mills Engineering in a case brought by the HSE following an incident in which an employee's arm was amputated as they repaired machinery.

Notable practitioners

As leader of the national health, safety and environmental regulatory group, Chris Morrison has a broad caseload of health and safety matters. He defends clients facing prosecutions arising from on-site fatal accidents and in corporate manslaughter cases. He is also particularly adept at providing training and compliance guidance to organisations.
"He is very knowledgeable, experienced, professional, thorough and always available and helpful." "He is a superb lawyer and business person. His experience and judgement are superb." "Chris Morrison has a winning combination of subject matter expertise and good communication skills."

Natalie Puce focuses her practice on health and safety and environmental issues. She advises both public and private entities on investigations by the HSE and police following fatal accidents. She has additional experience representing clients at inquest and in public inquiries.
"She is really good with clients and is able to explain things in a clear and user-friendly way."

Peter James has significant experience of representing both large organisations and private individuals. His client list stretches across a wide spectrum of sectors including travel and retail. He advises clients on investigations and prosecutions by local authorities and the HSE following HSWA breaches and fatal accidents.
"He is very experienced in this field and he is very good with clients." "He is very good, very thorough, he knows the regulatory arena inside and out and he is a good technician."

Richard Crockford is highly respected in the market and demonstrates particular strength providing counsel to rail organisations on matters relating to the ORR. He also produces high-quality work in public inquiries, inquests and gross negligence prosecutions. He has experience of acting on behalf of NHS trusts, local authorities and corporate organisations.

Rod Hunt has a distinguished background in the market. He provides high-quality advice to clients facing HSE, ORR and police inquiries and investigations. His experience includes fatal accidents, corporate manslaughter cases and large-scale health and safety breaches.
"His knowledge of the law is encyclopaedic, and his client manner is second to none." "He is client-focused and a strategic thinker. He is able to offer legal advice to ensure that clients are getting the very best advice. He is commercial, astute and very detailed." "He is very thorough and gives good, practical advice."

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Health & Safety

Clyde & Co LLP

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Location

St Botolph Building

138 Houndsditch

London

Greater London

UK

EC3A 7AR

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Health & Safety


Chris Morrison
Band 2
Natalie Puce
Up and Coming
Peter James
Band 4
Richard Crockford
Band 1