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.


One client says the lawyers are "first-class, incredibly responsive, highly knowledgeable and give you practical advice."

Other commentators regard the group as "a very respected health and safety team with a national reputation."

Work highlight

Instructed by the HSE to advise it in connection with the ongoing investigation and potential prosecutions arising from the explosions at Pembroke Oil Refinery in June 2011 which resulted in multiple deaths.

Notable practitioners

Jon Cooper is regarded as a "standout star" of the health and safety market. His experience in this field sets him apart and he is regularly sought after to handle ground-breaking inquiries and investigations. One client says: "He would always be first choice for the specialist work we need. I regard him as always available and present. He's an absolute leader in the field."