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Health and Safety

"There is a breadth of expertise in the set, with some very big-hitters in most areas of the law."

The Legal 500 2023

We have a specialist team of barristers who excel in health and safety law undertaking high profile prosecution and defence work in equal measure.

We prosecute on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency, and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. Many of the team have gained appointment to the national list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates specialising in health and safety law.

We are particularly strong in defence work, providing expert advice and representation on behalf of employers, companies, directors, individuals and public bodies in all aspects of health and safety law.

We cover:

  • Breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated health and safety regulations
  • Corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter; criminal liability of company, directors and individuals
  • Improvement notices
  • Inquests
  • Oppressive sales methods, misleading prices and CPUT breaches
  • Responding to investigations by such bodies as the Health and Safety Executive, Department of the Environment and Local Authority, and the Office of Rail Regulation;
  • Statutory powers under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Work-related deaths and serious injuries

Our members are respected country-wide and undertake high profile cases across a variety of industry sectors including construction, food and drink, healthcare, hotel and leisure services, retail, and railway/rail maintenance.


What the Directories Say

“Chambers has dedicated teams providing specialist advice and representation across a range of regulatory fields including environmental regulation, health and safety, healthcare, professional discipline, police law and inquests.”
Leading Set – Health and Safety (Northern/North Eastern), Chambers and Partners 2023

“Exchange Chambers is a superb set. It provides a full-strength service across three major Northern cities. It is able to offer strength in depth across a wide spectrum of practice areas.”
Tier 2 Leading Set – Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Health and Safety) (Northern Circuits), The Legal 500 2023

The Team