Squire Patton Boggs

Health & Safety Department

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What the team is known for

Robust practice handling defence work for a number of major companies, with a particular focus on prosecutions for corporate manslaughter and health and safety violations. Demonstrates extensive expertise in various sectors such as retail, power, entertainment and waste. Also enlisted by companies to provide advice on compliance and policy arrangements. Clients include construction groups and major retailers.


Clients describe the team as "excellent," highlighting its "knowledge, contacts and speed of response."

Work highlight

Acted for Suez Recycling and Recovery Tees Valley in an HSE prosecution following an incident at an energy-from-waste facility in which an employee sustained serious burns.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Gary Lewis as "highly effective," adding: "His technical knowledge is exceptional." He is an experienced health and safety practitioner with particular expertise in the construction industry.

Rob Elvin is regarded by clients as a "top player," and they go on to highlight his "supreme team management." He has experience handling high-profile domestic and international health and safety cases and is called upon by companies in a range of sectors, including construction and retail.