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 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.

Strengths Sources say: "They're a fantastic team who are brilliant, flexible and knowledgeable, as well as having a great understanding of our business." 

Work highlights Acted for EDF Energy in an investigation and prosecution following an incident in which a contractor fell through a skylight from a significant height.

Notable practitioners

Gary Lewis is "exceptional in his knowledge and methodical in his approach," reports an interviewee. His practice includes advising on prosecutions, sentencing hearings and large-scale HSE investigations. Market sources hold him in high regard, stating: "He gets involved with clients on a practical level and knows how to give you real advice."

Rob Elvin is a "superb lawyer" who represents his clients in a range of external proceedings, including investigations and prosecutions arising from serious accidents. "His advice and support have been absolutely brilliant," states a client. "He gives clear advice in a way that is easy to understand. His primary objective is to protect clients and give solid advice and strategy."