Legal defence

Our specialist solicitors and barristers are highly skilled in all aspects of health and safety legislation and are experienced in defending companies and individuals in the most serious health and safety prosecutions.

Legal Defence

They will support you through every step of the process in a practical, commercial and straightforward way whilst offering the highest levels of legal advice, representation and advocacy. 

Examples of cases for the team include:

  • defending a local authority acquitted following an HSE prosecution concerning a fatality at a public event;
  • defending a construction company prosecuted following a double fatality on site;
  • defending the client in a CDM project following a tragedy on site which led to a quadruple fatality;
  • representing a company directors who was interviewed for gross negligence manslaughter but no action was taken;
  • defending a national haulier prosecuted following an accident where an employee was injured; the local authority dropped the case;
  • defending a company director prosecuted for gross negligence manslaughter (acquitted), and
  • advising a core participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Barrister Matthew Gowen is very experienced in defending regulatory and HSE matters.

What makes this practice unique in my experience is the sheer experience and knowledge in-house. The partner leading the case for my company represented us exceptionally well, with a thorough understanding of the case and the law.

Legal 500 [UK 2022]