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, automotive, transport, retail and construction, with a number of household names on its client roster. Represents companies in prominent corporate manslaughter cases and also assists with training and regulatory compliance.

Strengths A client notes: "They have subject matter expertise and experience handling health and safety matters, plus the ability to match the tone of their environment and almost become a member of the team."

Another client labels this a "very commercially focused and pragmatic" team.

Notable practitioners

Charles Arrand assists a wide range of clients on internal and HSE investigations, as well as leading relevant negotiations. "We rate him very highly," reports a source; "his client service is superb, and he has good judgement backed with buckets of experience."

Hayley Saunders is a "very pragmatic" lawyer with recognised expertise assisting clients in various sectors with HSE investigations and prosecutions. Interviewees state that "her specialist knowledge in health and safety and her ability to give clear advice are her main strengths. There's no legal jargon, and she's able to give information in a way that suits the client."

Philip Ryan draws on long-standing experience representing companies and individuals facing the gamut of health and safety proceedings. "He's very sensible and pragmatic in his approach," states one source, while another notes that he "can really relate to people well."

Roy Tozer is an acclaimed health and safety lawyer with expertise handling criminal and HSE investigations and prosecutions. "Roy gives you confidence because of his experience," observes a client, adding that he is "very friendly and knowledgeable."