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 One source notes: "They are on complex cases and they are doing a fantastic job for clients."

Another says: "They are consistently strong, with wide-ranging expertise."

An interviewee states: "Their skill base and knowledge of the subject matters is varied and very thorough."

Notable practitioners

Natalie Puce
focuses her practice on health and safety and environmental issues. She advises both public and private entities on investigations by the HSE, police and ORR following fatal accidents. She has additional experience of representing clients at inquest and in public inquiries.
"She's exceptional. Her client handling is second to none and you get red carpet treatment. She's first rate - she's personable and a really good tactician."

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 knowledgeable, experienced and has dealt with some of the best cases that we get in this field. He's very well regarded." "He has a good tactical eye to identify issues at an early stage."