Eversheds Sutherland

Health & Safety Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Market-leading team of health and safety specialists, praised for its depth of expertise. Represents a plethora of household names in construction, manufacturing and infrastructure in defence of complex prosecutions and investigations. Also notable for its non-contentious work, with extensive experience assisting clients with training and consultancy. Additional expertise in the energy and offshore sectors. Noted coverage across the country.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are exceptionally easy to work with and always give clear advice."

Sources state: "They are outstanding, with amazing associates," adding that "they are market leaders."

Work highlight

Advised Greencore Grocery following a contractor fatality after a fall from height, advising throughout the police and HSE investigation, coroner’s inquest and subsequent HSE prosecution.

Notable practitioners

David Young is revered for his comprehensive advice to high-profile companies on compliance and enforcement. Sources praise his deep expertise in health and safety, declaring that "he's at the top of the tree and he is a very good leader," adding that "he's very thorough and clever."

Kevin Elliott is national head of the firm's health and safety practice group. He has a wealth of experience assisting corporations with significant HSE investigations.

Paul Verrico is valued for his training advice and his skill in health and safety cases. Sources remark that "he's very pragmatic in his approach, very responsive and incredibly supportive in all aspects."