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UK 2022
UK-wide Health & Safety
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Band 2

4 Ranked Lawyers

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Health & Safety - UK-wide
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Band 2
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

Sources state: "They are an extremely professional and dedicated firm that instils confidence and builds rapport that allays any fears."

Others consider the team to be "very client-focused" and note that the lawyers "offer an excellent level of service."

Market commentators add: "They have a good health and safety following and they have a good, wide-ranging team."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of Wirral Borough Council in a prosecution brought by the HSE under the HSWA following a fatal incident in which a tree fell onto a road and collided with a car.

Notable practitioners

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 advising on health and safety matters in relation to the sports sector.
"He is very amiable - he presents legal matters in an easily understandable format and he gave us good, solid advice." "He's great and he's been involved in this area for a long time."

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.
"Andrew Brammer has been exceptional at guiding us through the intricacies of HSE intervention and has delivered clear and unambiguous guidance at all times." "He is very experienced in health and safety and he is a very calming influence in difficult cases."

Crispin Kenyon's knowledge stretches across a broad spectrum of industries, including the public, aviation 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.
"He is absolutely terrific in every respect. He is hugely responsive and generous with his time, he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law and he is great at explaining his advice while also being very clear in his communications." "He's really supportive of individual clients and goes the extra mile to make them feel supported. I would highly recommend him."

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 representing local authorities.
"He is highly experienced and very good." "He is well known in the market and is a solid individual."

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