DAC Beachcroft LLP

Health & Safety Department

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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 and insurers.


One client says: "They are very professional and approachable. They have provided excellent legal support every time we have required assistance."

Other clients describe the firm as "excellent,""responsive" and "accessible."

Work highlight

Represented Keepmoat Regeneration in an HSE prosecution relating to repair works being undertaken at social housing in West London, where a resident fell and sustained serious injuries.

Notable practitioners

Chris Baranowski is highly proficient in advising on HSE and corporate manslaughter investigations. Clients say that he is "very responsive and very available."

Fiona Gill is an experienced regulatory practitioner who works on all aspects of health and safety, including investigations and compliance. She has a particular focus on representing clients at inquests. Sources describe her as "incredibly able and very diligent."

Sally Roff represents individuals and corporations in regulatory matters relating to health and safety. She regularly represents clients facing prosecution by the HSE and other enforcement agencies. Clients describe her as an "enterprising lawyer," adding: "She's a very effective leader of a team."