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Ian Wright

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Practice Areas

Ian’s practice focuses on regulatory health and safety work. He represents both duty holders and regulators in complex appeals against enforcement notices; particularly s24(2) HSWA appeals against prohibition and improvement notices. He has been instructed in the 3 most important notice appeal cases in the Higher Courts over the last 10 years, namely Chilcott v Thermal Transfer Ltd [2009] EWHC 2086, Hague v Rotary Yorkshire Ltd [2015] EWCA 696 and, most recently, HM Inspector of Health and Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd [2018] UKSC 7.

Ian is often instructed in cases with a technical/industrial background, as he obtained a science degree before reading law. He is currently instructed on notice appeals concerning trackside safety of maintenance workers on the railway network. He appears at tribunals throughout GB.

Ian also appears at Inquests both under ‘Article 2’ and ‘Jamieson.’ In 2019 he has been instructed at Inquests following a fall from height at a World Heritage site, a hospital death and an explosion in a fireworks factory.

Ian is also instructed in cases concerning regulated care homes both in the First-Tier Tribunal and above.


Called 1983

Professional Memberships



BSc (Biochemistry), LLB.