Shoosmiths LLP

Health & Safety Department

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What the team is known for

A highly regarded team of health and safety practitioners that advises clients from a range of sectors including healthcare, retail and construction, with a number of household names on their client roster. Represents companies in prominent corporate manslaughter cases and also assists with training and regulatory compliance.


Clients appreciate the team's approach, noting that "they are hands-on, experienced and offer practical legal advice."

Market sources say: "They're very good at acting on behalf of big corporate clients."

Work highlight

Provided advice to a multinational retailer and undertook detailed investigations of several workplace accidents including collisions between fork lift trucks and pedestrians at work.

Notable practitioners

Charles Arrand frequently represents large corporations and high-profile employees in prosecutions brought by the HSE and other enforcement bodies. One impressed source states that he "works incredibly hard and he has assured, fine-tuned judgement."

Hayley Saunders is experienced in representing clients from various industries facing investigations or prosecution for alleged health and safety offences. Her practice also includes acting on corporate manslaughter cases.

Philip Ryan has significant capabilities across all areas of health and safety law. He regularly advises individuals and companies, including property developers and car manufacturers.

Roy Tozer is praised by his clients for his "wealth of experience, good technical ability, strong leadership and strategic skills." He receives plaudits for his legal prowess and breadth of experience representing large organisations facing investigations and prosecution by regulatory authorities.