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Workplace Health and Safety

Strategic safety advice: immediate assistance following a workplace crisis


Workplace incidents go to the very core of your business operation. When a workplace incident or crisis hits we can provide immediate, pragmatic and commercial advice to help protect our clients’ legal interests, while still managing the operational needs of the business. 

Advising on all aspects of Work Health and Safety, we guide leading global organisations through all phases of incident management. This includes providing strategic advice on risk management and regulatory compliance as well as providing a rapid response in the event of significant health and safety incidents causing serious injury and death, which give rise to the potential for large fines and criminal prosecution as well as substantial reputational damage. 

We work with clients on all areas of incident response including the conduct of effective internal investigations, assisting when corporate entities and senior managers face high profile and criminal investigations and potential prosecutions, and preparing clients for attendance at inquests. 

As trusted advisors to our clients we are not only consulted when an incident arises but are involved on a broader basis, advising on health and safety obligations and liabilities within the statutory framework in which our clients operate.

We also provide targeted tailored training programs for clients and develop proper safety governance principles to protect their safety management systems.

Recent Experience


Advising on the development of the Stublach underground gas storage development and the successful defence of judicial review proceedings in relation to the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regime

major projects

Advising on risk management strategies on major projects including the SRWP Project; the M7 Tunnel; the NSBT Tunnel Project; the D&C and O&M Contracts for the Airport Link Project; and the ODP1 Project

Suncorp Group Limited

Advising on ground up design and development of Officer Due Diligence compliance plans for non-executive and executive directors and executive leadership team

Transport for London

Advising on safety issues arising in the course of the extension of the East London Line and the introduction of a new class of trains


Advising HS1 (the operator of the high speed rail link between St Pancras and the Channel Tunnel) on safety obligations and liability management

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