Our specialist team of lawyers is experienced in advising clients on health and safety compliance, policy and governance arrangements. We understand client’s obligations to control risk under current and developing safety law.

Our expertise allows us to help our clients evaluate and improve their health and safety management systems and deal with hazard specific compliance issues.

We can support clients during UK and European consultations on new health and safety law.

We provide our clients with strategic advice on implementing governance and management arrangements in their business to minimise and control risks. 

Areas of focus

We assist large corporate, industry and commercial groups on internal health and safety management structures, including:

  • Compliance issues and solutions.
  • Centralised safety functions versus devolved responsibility.
  • Safety delivery group analyses.

We draw on our detailed sector knowledge of the transport, construction, energy and real estate sectors to provide practical solutions to these issues.


Advising a major international company on the obligations for the removal of asbestos during a refit and upgrade of major engineering assets belonging to that company.

Advising a major energy company on suitability and risk profile of a range of alternative corporate structures.

Advising a consumer product manufacturer on the use of mobile phones by mobile workers and the restructuring of the company's safety management system.

Advising a national land owner on implementation of new safety procedures and management approach.

Advising a service provider on mitigating impact of safety non compliances in premises following transition during an acquisition.

Advising a major engineering company on scope of compliance issues and audit of remote working and working at client premises.

Meet the team
Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson Partner

  • Infrastructure
  • Procurement and State Aid
  • Transport

What others say...

Hugely efficient and experienced team, with strength across the board from partner to trainee level. A go-to firm.
Legal 500 2024

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Andrew Burnette Partner

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence
  • Banking Disputes

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