Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP

Health & Safety Department

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What the team is known for Acts for a range of well-known corporations from a broad spectrum of sectors on health and safety matters. Advises clients from the retail, transport, energy and construction industries. Regularly represents the HSE in investigations and prosecutions. Possesses wide-ranging expertise covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, including providing advice on procedure and compliance. Has a wealth of experience acting at inquests.

Strengths Market sources say: "They have an experienced team with very good judgement and an efficiency of service that is second to none."

Clients report: "They do a good job making complex procedures simple. They walk us through the process and give practical advice that is very client-facing."

Work highlights Continued to advise Carlsberg on an HSE and police investigation into an ammonia gas leak that occurred at its Northampton brewery in 2016 and resulted in the death of a contractor as well as multiple other injuries.

Notable practitioners

Jon Cooper is a "highly intelligent lawyer" who "stands out for his experience, skill and knowledge of the health and safety area." He is especially recognised for his expertise in police and HSE investigations. Clients hold him in high regard, one saying: "Without a shadow of a doubt, he is the best lawyer I have ever worked with. He takes the time to see what we require and how to articulate regulatory requirements in a business so that we get tangible results."