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Keoghs LLP

Health & Safety

4 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Strong team noted for its handling of prosecutions by the HSE and the police. Regularly acts for a number of major insurers as well as companies in the food, construction and real estate sectors. Assists clients at all stages of investigations, including at inquests. Areas of expertise include corporate manslaughter and individual gross negligence manslaughter cases.

Strengths

"They are highly professional and are always willing to assist and discuss matters," says a client. "They are approachable, and I would not hesitate to contact or recommend them."

Sources report: "They are a really smart outfit and they play to their strengths."

Work highlights

Advised the Archdiocese of Southwark on police and HSE investigations into an incident in which a child's costume caught fire during a nativity play hosted at a parish church. Also advised on subsequent diocese-wide preventative action.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Green 's work stretches across a range of sectors including hospitality, construction and manufacturing, among others. He acts on behalf of organisations during HSE investigations and inquests, as well as providing regulatory compliance advice.
"He is a well-known and solid operator who does a lot of public sector work."

Christopher Newton is the head of the national crime and regulatory team. He has a broad caseload, which includes prosecutions for corporate manslaughter, severe injuries and breaches of the HSWA. He regularly provides counsel to organisations facing investigations by the HSE, local authorities and the EHO.
"He is fantastic. He is incredibly knowledgeable of our sector, which does require a specialist to understand the nuances." "He's very assiduous, very on top of his case and he has really good judgement."

David Walton has a broad client roster that includes private individuals, trade associations and private organisations. He is regularly called upon to handle investigations and prosecutions following accidents which resulted in severe injuries and fatalities, including gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter cases.
"He is exceptionally dedicated to his clients, knowledgeable and a good tactician." "He is enormously experienced in the field and has a keen sense of how the issues will come across to a jury."

Neena Sharma handles a wide spectrum of issues including severe injuries, HSWA breaches and fatal accidents. She advises clients during police and HSE investigations and prosecutions, as well as offering particular expertise in criminal motor defence mandates.
"She immediately gains the client's confidence and she's quietly efficient. She's an impressive individual." "Neena is a highly experienced lawyer. She understands the importance of the case and has excellent updated knowledge of regulations."

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Health & Safety


Christopher Green
Band 4
Christopher Newton
Band 3
David Walton
Band 4
Neena Sharma
Band 4