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Brodies LLP

Health & Safety

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What the team is known for

Advises clients from an array of industries and sectors including transport, marine and energy on wide-ranging health and safety issues. Provides training, representation and advice in relation to serious and fatal accidents and regulatory compliance matters. Particularly experienced in the defence of damages claims arising out of breaches of health and safety.

Strengths

Market commentators remark: "They have a very strong reputation and they have strength in depth. They are a very strong firm in a number of areas."

Sources commend the team for being "extremely competent, excellent communicators who offer a great service."

"They have great individuals," states another, who adds: "It's a great firm and they have high-profile corporate clients."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of Cameron House Hotel in a prosecution following a fire in which two hotel guests died. This matter also involved representing the client during Crown Office, Fire Service and Police Scotland investigations.

Notable practitioners

Victoria Anderson has accumulated a broad range of experience in the health and safety market and is regularly instructed by organisations from the marine, oil and gas, and construction sectors. She advises on investigations by regulatory bodies such as the MAIB and HSE following fatal accidents and serious incidents.
"Victoria Anderson is very good at dealing with health and safety cases."

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Overview

Our health and safety experts are the lawyers of choice for clients across the UK, often instructed to deal with high-profile incidents. 

We deal with all legal processes that can follow a health and safety breach including HSE improvement and prohibition notices; HSE, MCA, police and other regulatory criminal prosecutions; incident investigations; civil damages claims; Fatal Accident Inquiries; and Public Inquiries. We also deliver risk management training and provide compliance advice.


Our team is experienced in a variety of sectors including construction, shipping and transport, marine and offshore, energy, oil & gas, retail, leisure & hospitality, public sector, food & drink, agriculture & aquaculture, and aviation & defence.

We are on hand 24/7 to respond to serious incidents, and will immediately get to work gathering crucial evidence, investigating and protecting your business.

Key highlights:

  • Our lawyers are based in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow – ensuring strength and depth of resource across Scotland.

  • We are currently instructed in several high profile fatal incidents across a variety of sectors.

  • Our lawyers are qualified in offshore safety survival and can provide ‘on the scene’ support following an incident.

  • We work closely with other qualified experts to provide vital training on health and safety law

Health & Safety

Brodies LLP

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Location

Capital Square, 58 M

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8BP

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Scotland

Health & Safety


Victoria Anderson
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