Clyde & Co LLP

Health & Safety Department

UK-wide
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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 energy, construction and retail. Also represents insurers.

Strengths

Sources observe that "they're excellent at providing the correct information and preparing clients who attend interviews," adding: "They have a rapid response for urgency, and can call on various areas of expertise for clients to handle various aspects of cases."

Work highlight

Acted for Martin-Baker Aircraft Company, an ejection seat manufacturing company, in relation to an HSE prosecution arising out of a fatal accident involving a Red Arrows pilot, following an ejection incident, which occurred in 2011 at RAF Scampton.

Notable practitioners

Chris Morrison is an acclaimed health and safety practitioner who has a wealth of experience handling complex prosecutions, including corporate manslaughter. He also handles food safety matters.

Rod Hunt is a well-recognised health and safety practitioner with expertise in employee and non-employee fatality claims, alongside a broad range of other cases. Market sources say: "He gives really good client service. He is really good at what he does."

Victor Rae-Reeves has a broad health and safety practice which encompasses industry sectors including construction, retail and education. He is adept at handling complex investigations and prosecutions.