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Weightmans

Health & Safety

4 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded and deep team of solicitors offering significant expertise in the area. Represents clients across the country in prosecutions and investigations involving numerous industry sectors, as well as providing training. Often advises clients in the public sector, including a number of local authorities. Also advises on food safety matters.

Strengths

A source reports: "I found them to be both responsive to our needs and approachable. They also operated in a timely and flexible manner and provided us with a supportive approach, which was welcomed."

Another interviewee remarks: "Their unique selling point is that they don't forget that the clients are people and there is a person at the heart of this. That's their greatest strength."

Work highlights

Represented one of the North West Ambulance NHS Trust responders in the public inquiry into the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Brammer is an experienced health and safety practitioner who is particularly adept at handling regulatory criminal defence matters. He advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues including HSE and police investigations and coronial matters following fatal incidents.
"He's been really good and the support we received was excellent. It really has been indispensable."

Crispin Kenyon 's knowledge stretches across a broad spectrum of industries, including the public, engineering and construction sectors. He has extensive experience of acting on behalf of organisations during HSE investigations, inquests and prosecutions following serious incidents and fatal accidents.
"His experience shines out in the cases. He's pragmatic and it really shows just how much experience he's got." "He has the ability to think ahead to how certain things might play out. This shows that he has a real understanding and that he has good judgement."

David Lewis has a strong regulatory practice and is relied upon to provide counsel on a number of complex matters, including corporate manslaughter investigations and inquests. He maintains a broad client base while also fielding particular experience in representing local authorities.

Dewi Ap-Thomas acts on behalf of a wide spectrum of clients, including local authorities and NHS trusts. His recent practice includes HSE prosecutions arising from HSWA breaches and corporate manslaughter allegations. He has additional experience of advising on health and safety matters in relation to the sports sector.
"He is calm, measured and sensible."

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Health & Safety


Andrew Brammer
Band 4
Crispin Kenyon
Band 2
David Lewis
Band 2
Dewi Ap-Thomas
Band 4