Health and safety

Health and safety legal advice

Our specialist healthcare and NHS health & safety lawyers provide clear legal advice together with creative, practical and cost-effective solutions on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious health and safety law, including those arising from construction projects.

Key services and issues

  • Reviewing policies, procedures and other documents for compliance
  • Advising on health & safety clauses in standard form documents (e.g. contracts) and preparation of documents for clients
  • Advising on disputed health and safety duties (including Responsible Person duties under fire safety law)

Assisting organisations to:

  • Undertake accident and incident reviews
  • Identify root-causes and draft accident reports
  • Consider issues of potential civil and criminal liability
  • Manage the post-incident recovery phase
  • Provide practical training to staff in health and safety law


  • Provide 24/7 telephone advice
  • Accompany clients at police and Health & Safety Executive (HSE) interviews
  • Liaise with the police and enforcing authorities on your behalf
  • Advise and represent clients at Memorandum of Understanding and other multi-agency meetings
  • Representation at Inquests and in any court proceedings

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James Down

  • Manchester
  • Healthcare Litigation, Healthcare Advisory, Health and Safety
  • 0161 234 2496
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Healthcare newsbrief: Winter 2017 edition now available

Welcome to the winter edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. Many of you will be reading this at the NHS Providers conference where many of the issues we are writing about – from moving towards digital records to the issues around moving to an accountable care organisation – will be either discussed or on the minds of delegates...

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