Health and Safety

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Henderson Chambers is widely recognised for its expertise in all aspects of health and safety law, and is consistently ranked as one of the leading sets in this field by the legal directories.

Henderson Chambers’ Health and Safety group were awarded Health and Safety Set of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards October 2014.

We possess “exceptional depth and quality at both silk and junior level” (Chambers UK).  Our members have acted in many of the highest-profile health and safety cases in recent years including, for example, the cases arising out of the Hatfield and Ladbroke Grove train disasters, and the claims arising out of the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot.

Our Practice Group boasts “a veritable cornucopia of experienced professionals”, covering “all aspects from criminal to civil litigation” (Legal 500).  We are “considered one of the go-to authorities in the field” (Chambers UK).

Our services span civil litigation, inquests, criminal proceedings and regulatory enforcement, including prosecutions for corporate manslaughter and breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

As well as advising and representing parties in all forms of criminal prosecution, enforcement proceedings and appeals in all courts and tribunals, our advisory and advocacy work covers private and public law proceedings, non-litigious policy issues, best practice guidance and parliamentary committees.

We provide expert representation for all areas of industry and have particular expertise in transport, agriculture, construction, business, sport and entertainment, healthcare, food and drink, pharmaceutical and the energy sectors.

We regularly advise businesses on corporate structures to ensure they comply with health and safety obligations.

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