Weightmans

Health & Safety Department

UK-wide
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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

Clients say: "The team at Weightmans continue to provide comprehensive and relevant advice."

Work highlight

Represented Jaguar Land Rover in an HSE investigation and inquest resulting from a fatal accident at the company's Solihull factory involving the death of a contractor. No regulatory enforcement action has been taken against JLR.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Brammer represents clients in health and safety cases advising on regulatory compliance matters as well as criminal and regulatory proceedings. One client describes him as "very knowledgeable," adding that he "translates the jargon into easy terms and you're always on his level."

Christopher Green is an experienced regulatory practitioner who acts on behalf of senior employees, companies and public sector organisations in HSE investigations. Clients applaud him for his "excellent technical knowledge of the law."

Crispin Kenyon manages a diverse health and safety practice representing clients from a wide range of industry sectors including construction and transport. One impressed source describes him as "fantastically knowledgeable and experienced," adding that he has "extremely sound judgement in terms of health and safety matters."

Head of the firm's national regulatory practice David Lewis represents a range of clients, including public bodies and corporations, in health and safety investigations. Clients describe him as "extremely experienced, sensitive and supportive."

Dewi Ap-Thomas represents a range of clients, including corporations and individuals, in criminal cases relating to alleged breaches of health and safety law. His clients include major energy companies.