Eversheds Sutherland

Health & Safety Department

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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 Sources say: "It's a strong firm with excellent individuals."

Others report: "The firm is impressive. It delivers an excellent service and the lawyers make it a habit to know their clients beyond just the business in hand."

One interviewee notes: "They are very professional, extremely responsive and they have a good dossier of clients and customers. They can apply their experiences to situations I'm seeking advice on."

Work highlights Successfully represented a Premier League football club in an inquest into the death of a spectator who fell while exiting the ground.

Notable practitioners

As the head of the firm's team,
Kevin Elliott
has extensive experience of handling health and safety matters. He acts for an impressive client list and is regularly called upon to provide counsel on HSE investigations and prosecutions following serious accidents at work.
"He’s the ultimate professional. He understands the industry and has great connections to specialists within it. He's calm, controlled and tireless in his pursuit of all possible scenarios." "He's a very well-known leader in the field and he's regularly instructed on big cases."

Paul Verrico
maintains a strong reputation in the market and is particularly adept at advising manufacturers following fatal accidents. His experience also includes providing advice on regulatory and coronial matters. He has additional knowledge of HSE, ORR and BTP investigations.
"He is excellent when advising and extremely successful in delivering the desired outcomes in potential or actual prosecutions." "He's been doing it for years and he's trusted and respected in the market."

Tim Hill
's particular areas of strength include matters within the energy and manufacturing sectors. He provides counsel on serious accidents at work and fatal incidents. He has considerable experience of advising clients on investigations and prosecutions by the HSE and fire and rescue services, among others.
"He's highly skilled at what he does."