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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Health & Safety

5 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Large and well-respected team with a breadth and depth of expertise in health and safety law. Provides advice and representation to companies and directors in relation to health and safety compliance. Experienced at handling criminal investigations and prosecutions. Provides guidance on corporate manslaughter investigations. Clients include multinationals within the retail and food sectors, as well as insurers.

Strengths

Sources note: "These are people who are immensely experienced. I would recommend them. They are the high fliers in the health and safety world."

"DAC Beachcroft are responsive and supportive. We rely on their health and safety expertise and specialism," states an interviewee.

Another comments: "It's a brilliant team. Something that stands out is that the teamwork is so strong. They have absolute trust and a strong work ethic."

Work highlights

Represented a demolition contractor in the police and HSE investigation into the Didcot Power Station collapse.

Notable practitioners

Chris Baranowski acts on behalf of clients in HSE and police investigations and prosecutions. He has extensive experience of handling fatal accident inquiries and inquests with specific strength in construction-related matters. He advises clients on site accidents and serious machinery incidents, among other issues.
"He's regarded as very impressive and as someone who gives strong answers." "He is someone who's respected in this field."

Colin Moore defends clients prosecuted for manslaughter, serious injury incidents and health and safety offences. He also has considerable knowledge of HSE and police investigations following fatal workplace accidents.
"He is the sort of lawyer you want on your side in a complex case. He has a lovely completeness of good legal training, knowledge and the ability to dilute and untangle a complex situation."

Fiona Gill is routinely called upon to provide counsel on a broad range of health and safety issues. She advises on a range of product liability and corporate manslaughter matters, among others. She has additional experience in handling coronial investigations and public inquiries.
"She's extremely experienced, clients listen to her and strategically she's inclusive and successful." "She's an exceptional health and safety lawyer who will fight tooth and nail for her clients."

Rhian Greaves handles a variety of matters, including inquests and inquiries following fatal accidents. She is also routinely called upon to provide counsel on regulatory compliance and is particularly adept at advising clients within the food and beverage sector.
"Rhian is a highly capable, committed and commercially astute lawyer."

Sally Roff has extensive experience of providing counsel to clients on health and safety issues. Her practice covers a range of sectors including manufacturing and food and beverages. She represents clients in corporate manslaughter and severe injury investigations and prosecutions.
"The clients really like her and she's refreshing to work with."

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Health & Safety Department

DAC Beachcroft LLP

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25 Walbrook

London

Greater London

UK

EC4N 8AF

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UK-wide

Health & Safety


Chris Baranowski
Band 4
Colin Moore
Band 3
Fiona Gill
Band 3
Rhian Greaves
Band 4
Sally Roff
Band 3