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UK UK-wide Health & Safety

This section ranks law firms that advise corporations, executives and regulatory bodies on contentious and non-contentious health and safety matters, including regulatory and criminal investigations, public inquests, compliance and training. It has a broad remit, which encompasses general health and safety at work, food safety, fire safety and issues affecting the waste, utilities, nuclear, rail and other industries.

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Band 1
  1. DWF
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    DWF
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    DWF has a leading practice with impressive instructions from both prominent insurers and corporations. The firm houses a proficient health and safety team that offers notable strength across the UK acting for a range of well-known and leading organisations from various industry markets including retail, construction, transport and energy. The team is equally adept at providing non-contentious advice and defending clients in court and in investigations.
  2. Eversheds Sutherland
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    Eversheds Sutherland
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Eversheds Sutherland has a market-leading team of health and safety specialists, praised for its depth of expertise. The team represents a plethora of household names in construction, manufacturing and infrastructure in defence of complex prosecutions and investigations and is also notable for its non-contentious work, with extensive experience assisting clients with training and consultancy. The firm has additional expertise in the energy and offshore sectors with coverage across the country.
  3. Shoosmiths LLP
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    Shoosmiths LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Shoosmiths boasts a highly regarded team of health and safety practitioners who advise clients from a range of sectors including healthcare, automotive, transport, retail and construction, with a number of household names on its client roster. Shoosmiths has a strong team presence across the UK, allowing for impressive nationwide capabilities. The team represents companies in prominent corporate manslaughter cases and also assists with training and regulatory compliance.
  4. Kennedys
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 1
  5. Pinsent Masons
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
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    Clyde & Co LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 2 | 22 Years Ranked
    The Clyde & Co team has expertise across the gamut of health and safety matters, including compliance, training, investigations and litigation, and is able to assist clients with police and HSE investigations into incidents causing serious injury and death. The team also provides advice and representation to an impressive list of multinational companies from various sectors, including food, energy, construction and retail, and also represents insurers.
  2. DAC Beachcroft LLP
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    DAC Beachcroft LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    DAC Beachcroft has a large and well-respected team with a breadth and depth of expertise in health and safety law providing advice and representation to companies and directors in relation to health and safety compliance. The team is experienced at handling criminal investigations and prosecutions, and offers guidance during corporate manslaughter investigations. Its clients include multinationals within the retail and food sectors, as well as insurers.
  3. Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP
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    Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Womble Bond Dickinson acts for a range of well-known corporations from a broad spectrum of sectors on health and safety matters, including clients from the retail, transport, energy and construction industries. The team regularly represents the HSE in investigations and prosecutions, and possesses wide-ranging expertise covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, including providing advice on procedure and compliance. The team also has a wealth of experience acting at inquests.
  4. Keoghs LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 2
  5. Weightmans
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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    Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Addleshaw Goddard handles an array of health and safety work for clients from various business sectors ranging from construction to transport, primarily acting on the defence side. The team works on cases with both civil and criminal penalties, including for employees and subcontractors, while also undertaking non-contentious matters including due diligence on corporate transactions and training.
  2. Browne Jacobson LLP
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    Browne Jacobson LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Browne Jacobson offers deep expertise representing public and private sector clients in relation to serious and fatal accidents. The team has a strong track record of defending corporate clients in HSE investigations. It also handles prosecution-side work in health and safety cases, including for engineering companies, manufacturers, local councils and fire authorities. The team is also notable for its experience in the education sector.
  3. Burges Salmon LLP
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    Burges Salmon LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Burges Salmon houses a specialist team of practitioners who are highly expert at providing advice on the full range of civil and criminal health and safety matters. The group acts for an extensive roster of clients from a range of sectors including retail, rail and transport. It has also been sought out by clients within the sports sector to advise on health and safety breaches. It also demonstrates expertise in the field of food safety.
  4. Osborne Clarke LLP
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    Osborne Clarke LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Osborne Clarke is sought after by domestic clients and international businesses with UK operations for significant regulatory investigations relating to serious injuries or multiple fatalities. The team offers expert crisis management capabilities and is experienced in acting for clients across a broad range of industries including energy, food, property, infrastructure and financial services. The team also offers additional expertise in mental health-related safeguards and incidents.
  5. Squire Patton Boggs
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    Squire Patton Boggs
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Squire Patton Boggs is a robust practice handling defence work for a number of major companies, with a particular focus on prosecutions for health and safety violations. The team demonstrates extensive expertise in various sectors such as retail, power, entertainment and waste, and is enlisted by companies to provide advice on compliance and policy arrangements. Its clients include construction groups and renowned third-sector entities.
  6. Fisher Scoggins Waters LLP Solicitors
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. DLA Piper UK LLP
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    DLA Piper UK LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper is noted for its activity on defence-side contentious work including investigations and prosecutions and is regularly instructed by major organisations to advise on compliance and transactional matters. The team supports clients in a range of industry sectors including manufacturing, financial, aviation, healthcare and construction.
  2. RPC
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    RPC
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    RPC undertakes complex criminal cases including corporate manslaughter and other prosecutions arising from serious accidents such as explosions and traffic accidents. The team is adept at handling HSE and police investigations, with further experience representing clients in inquests and public inquiries, and is regularly instructed to handle matters on behalf of insurers.
  3. CMS
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. BCL Solicitors LLP
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    BCL Solicitors LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 5 | 13 Years Ranked
    BCL Solicitors has a respected practice that regularly provides counsel to corporates and directors and which is particularly adept at handling matters for clients in the utilities, construction and entertainment sectors. The team is experienced at advising clients on corporate manslaughter cases, fire safety issues and environmental protection issues, and defends clients in HSE prosecutions and criminal investigations.
  2. Gateley Legal
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    Gateley Legal
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Gateley Legal is a respected team with considerable experience handling issues arising from a wide spectrum of sectors including manufacturing, retail and sports. The team has a strong track record of representing clients before bodies such as the HSE, Environmental Agency and the police, and is particularly astute at providing counsel on proceedings following fatal incidents at the workplace.
  3. Hill Dickinson LLP
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    Hill Dickinson LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 5 | 14 Years Ranked
    Hill Dickinson fields a strong and respected group of practitioners with broad expertise across health and safety law. The team's lawyers are experienced in prosecuting and defending cases, and are regularly called upon to assist clients in the manufacturing, retail, hospitality, logistics and construction industries. The team also advises on compliance issues and provides training to a range of prominent clients and is active in corporate manslaughter investigations.
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    Rradar
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Rradar is a respected team commended for its ability to provide regulatory compliance advice and guidance. The team provides high-quality advice on fatal incidents and accidents resulting in serious injuries, and boasts an impressive client list which covers a range of industries including utilities, transportation and manufacturing. The team is also adept at advising clients on HSE and local authority investigations.
  5. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 5
  6. Osborn Abas Hunt
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 5
  7. TLT LLP
    Health & Safety
    2023 | Band 5