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Ian Wright

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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, namely Chilcott v Thermal Transfer Ltd [2009] EWHC 2086, Hague v Rotary Yorkshire Ltd [2015] EWCA 696 and HM Inspector of Health and Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd [2018] UKSC 7. Those cases considered the law on s24(2) appeals, resulting in the Supreme Court approving an approach for all employment tribunals when hearing such appeals.

Ian is often instructed in cases with a technical/industrial background, as he has both science and law degrees. He has been instructed recently on notice appeals concerning trackside safety of maintenance workers on the railway network and the scope of duties owed by principal contractors and domestic property owners under the CDM. He appears at tribunals throughout GB.

Ian also appears at Inquests both under ‘Article 2’ and ‘Jamieson’ including recently at Inquests following a fall 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.


BSc (Biochemistry), LLB.

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