Health & Safety

We have an increasing reputation for providing outstanding legal advice together with creative, practical and cost-effective solutions to private, public and third sector health and social care organisations on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious health and safety law.

Key Services and Issues

Health and safety legal advice

  • Reviewing policies, procedures and other documents for compliance
  • Advising on health and 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 healthcare 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 and Safety Executive (HSE) interviews
  • Liaise with the police and enforcing authorities
  • Advise and represent the client at Memorandum of Understanding and other multi-agency meetings
  • Representation at Inquests and in any court proceedings.

Our Work

  • Carry out a compliance review of a client’s health and safety management system
  • Advise and represent a client organisation throughout police, HSE and Coronial investigations into a fatal work-related incident
  • Preparation and advocacy at Inquests in which health and safety issues arise.

Key Contacts

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Anne Ball

Partner, Newcastle, Manchester
Healthcare Litigation, Crime, Clinical Negligence
0161 234 2402
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Katherine Sheldrick

Partner, Manchester
Regulatory, Healthcare Litigation, Health and Safety, Crime, Clinical Negligence
0161 234 2467