Burges Salmon LLP

Health & Safety Department

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What the team is known for A specialist team of practitioners who are highly expert at providing advice on the full range of civil and criminal health and safety matters. Acts for an extensive roster of clients from a range of sectors including retail, rail and transport. Has also been sought out by clients within the sports sector to advise on health and safety breaches. Also demonstrates expertise in the field of food safety.

Strengths Clients hold the team in high regard, one stating: "They're people that I can trust, and they're easy to reach."

Work highlights Represented a construction company in an HSE investigation concerning the collapse of a bridge, which entailed preparing for potential civil and criminal proceedings as well as an internal investigation.

Notable practitioners

Former civil engineer and rail industry specialist Ann Metherall has "excellent sector knowledge, which is fantastically useful to her clients," and is particularly noted for her handling of HSE investigations stemming from major on-site incidents. "Our problems were complex and intertwined but she managed to unpick them and give the right issues the highest priority without losing sight of the detail," states a client.

Chris Jackson draws on significant experience in health and safety compliance mandates. His regulatory expertise extends to HSE investigations, and he offers notable strength in areas such as transportation.