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 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.


Clients say: "They really understand our business well and go the extra mile to get under the bonnet of our business."

Notable practitioners

Ann Metherall has experience in the rail industry and maintains a strong health and safety practice, advising on investigations and risk management. One client says: “She is very knowledgeable and is obviously a seasoned individual with history and experience in the relevant areas," with another adding that “she is a class act and is a very measured and thorough lawyer.”

Chris Jackson is a recognised health and safety practitioner and is noted for his extensive knowledge and experience in the rail industry. A client says: "I recommend Chris Jackson on the health and safety side. He gets to know our business, our risk appetite and our points of sensitivity properly, and he tailors his advice accordingly."