Our award winning Health and Safety Team is "extremely knowledgeable”, “highly skilled in all aspects of health and safety legislation" - Chambers [UK 2017].

The team uniquely comprises specialist solicitors and barristers as well as expert health and safety consultants. We support businesses and individuals facing investigation by the HSE, local authorities and police following health and safety incidents, including representation at coroner’s inquests and defence of proceedings in the criminal courts. Our safety specialists, who are all former HSE Inspectors, assist businesses with their health and safety systems through training, audits, health checks and, if necessary, accident investigations.

Accolades for the team include:

  • Chambers & Partners: ranked nationwide for health and safety; Laura Thomas and Philippa Dyer are recommended health and safety lawyers nationwide
  • Legal 500: Consistently ranked in first tier for Health and Safety in East Anglia.


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The Legal 500 Top Tier 2019    

Birketts LLP has 'an excellent [health and safety' team, professional but with personality, detailed but with clear advice and little jargon'.

Legal 500 UK 2019