Clyde & Co LLP

Health & Safety Department

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What the team is known for Notable practice featuring a large team of specialist lawyers thoroughly experienced in the full range of health and safety law. Offers broad coverage across Scotland, primarily assisting insurers with complex matters across sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, and construction. Also provides a comprehensive service to a range of other clients, including family-owned companies, oil and gas suppliers and public sector bodies. Regularly instructed to handle both investigations and prosecutions arising out of severe and fatal workplace accidents.

Strengths One impressed client says: "We found that they have a great reputation when it comes to defending cases which involve HSE. Their knowledge and experience was greatly appreciated."

Other sources state: "They are extremely knowledgeable and professional. The immense moral support and legal guidance they gave was incredible."

Another remarks: "They have been robust and tenacious in gathering the facts, and their court preparation and presentation has been second to none."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of an individual driver facing charges of causing death by dangerous driving. The client had been driving a tipper lorry on permanent hire to a local authority road repair team when he reversed and fatally injured a colleague.

Notable practitioners

Mark Donaldson
acts on a broad spectrum of complex matters for an impressive client roster, including criminal investigations and prosecutions by the HSE and other regulators. His expertise includes severe injuries and fatal accidents at the workplace.
"He is very experienced and has a substantial client following as a result." "He's very impressive and knows the Scottish market very well." "He was able to give support and encouragement at a very difficult time. His knowledge enabled him to guide me through all aspects of this journey and he had the ability to give me a sense of reassurance in a world that was very alien to me."