Pinsent Masons

Health & Safety Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Outstanding group with particular expertise advising leading corporations in the energy and construction industries on a broad range of regulatory and litigation matters. Experienced across the range of health and safety prosecutions, including corporate manslaughter cases. Also offers its clients non-contentious services, including guidance and training on a whole host of health and safety issues. Has advised household-name retailers, national house builders and leading manufacturers.

Strengths

Sources state: "The level of service is excellent," adding that it is "an exceptional team."

Others say: "They provide very good service; it is a top firm."

Work highlight

Represented a global construction company in relation to a prosecution by the HSE concerning a fall from a height on a construction project.

Notable practitioners

Kevin Bridges is noted for his strong track record in prominent health and safety cases, including those involving fatalities. Sources comment that "he is exceptional in his field," adding that "he is a very good organiser with good tactical sense."

Sarah Taylor is recognised for her astute advice to leading retail clients on health and safety matters. Clients highlight that "she is incredibly responsive, commercial and bright," adding that "she is incredibly strong on tactics."

Sean Elson is commended for his exemplary advice to companies in major health and safety cases, including industrial matters. Sources note that "he is an excellent health and safety lawyer who's really good with construction-related cases."

Senior associate Zoe Betts is valued for her expertise defending large companies in serious health and safety cases. Clients remark that "she is an exceptional advocate, always passionate about the case and extremely knowledgeable," adding that "she is very responsive."