Shoosmiths LLP

Health & Safety Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Highly regarded team of health and safety practitioners that advises clients from a range of sectors including healthcare, automotive, transport, retail and construction, with a number of household names on its client roster. Strong team presence across the UK, allowing for impressive nationwide capabilities. Represents companies in prominent corporate manslaughter cases and also assists with training and regulatory compliance.

Strengths Sources report: "They have focused on developing a national presence with a real depth and breadth of skills and experience in regional hubs."

"This is one of the leading health and safety firms," remarks an interviewee.

Notable practitioners


Charles Arrand
's experience stretches across a broad range of sectors, including retail and transport. He maintains an excellent reputation in the market and is routinely called upon to defend clients in prosecutions brought by local authorities following fatal incidents and severe injuries.
"He is highly respected and dedicated." "He's a very good operator and well known in the market."


Hayley Saunders
advises a variety of parties involved in prosecutions undertaken by the police and HSE. She provides counsel on both contentious and non-contentious issues, including corporate manslaughter allegations and investigations by regulatory bodies into serious injury incidents.
"She is exceptional. She has a calm and professional manner, which she deploys in providing sound advice to her clients." "She's dynamic and focused in what she does."


Philip Ryan
is relied upon to advise clients on health and safety regulatory issues. He is particularly adept at providing training on health and safety matters to corporate bodies. He has experience of providing counsel to clients on internal investigations following fatal accidents and serious incident inquiries.
"He's been super helpful and can suggest things that are commercial and sensible."


Roy Tozer
heads the firm's business crime and regulatory practice, and carries out substantial work in the health and safety market. He is renowned for his experience handling complex police and HSE investigations and prosecutions. His recent practice includes corporate manslaughter cases and inquests.
"He remains absolutely top-drawer when it comes to dealing with company boards and directors." "His interpersonal skills are phenomenal, he's second to none."