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Health and Safety

Health and safety is a vital issue for all companies in all sectors. If the health and safety of employees and third parties is not protected, the resulting legal consequences can be severe. Fines can be significant for many businesses and individuals can face custodial sentences when prosecuted for health and safety offences.

It is therefore critical that businesses have lawyers who can advise on proper health and safety policies and ensure a genuine health and safety culture, driven from the top. Our lawyers are experienced in preparing and reviewing health and safety policies with the aim of ensuring that they are as robust, comprehensive and as practical as possible. Similarly, we understand the importance and the necessity for proper risk assessment procedures and advise clients accordingly.

Notable deals and highlights

  •  We advised a US company bringing a device designed to prevent terrorist contamination of water to the European market, helping it to understand the effect of EU safety legislation.
  •  We advising a global travel company on it health and safety compliance obligations.
  •  We advised a multinational oil and gas company launching a new consumer motor oil product throughout Europe, South America and China, dealing with relevant safety legislation in all launch countries.
  •  We acted for a well-known travel company subject to cross-border investigations as a result of overseas deaths.
  •  We advised a leading manufacturing company in relation to an investigation by the Health & Safety Executive resulting from a fatality.
  •  We advised various organisations in relation to health and safety compliance.
  •  We advised a local government body in the aftermath of a fatal transport accident.
  •  We acted for a multinational digital agency in an internal investigation following a serious health and safety incident.
  •  We provided ongoing advice to a client in the diet programmes market, including on complicated health and safety issues and reputational issues.