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Robin Havard and Claire Rawle lead the health and safety practice at Blake Morgan LLP, which represents an impressive roster of private and public sector clients. Havard handles prosecution work for the Health and Safety Executive and recently successfully brought a prosecution against Siemens concerning offshore activities on a wind farm. Rawle is regularly instructed by NHS Wales and also provides a 24-hour critical incident response service for her clients.

At BLM, team head Matthew Harrington acts for respondents across a range of health and safety matters in the manufacturing, construction and engineering industries, amongst others. Harrington also has experience of fatal accident investigations and defending prosecutions involving work place deaths. Clients include Tata Steel, Dairy Crest and ECIC.

DAC Beachcroft Claims Limited’s Sally Roff regularly represents clients in investigations by the Health & Safety Executive and other enforcement agencies into patient deaths, fatal accident and product defects.

Headed by the ‘thorough shrewd and dedicated’ Peter Bennett, Dolmans acts for insurers of public and private sector clients in employers liability claims relating to industrial accidents and industrial diseases.

Hugh James is particularly strong at handling matters at the intersection of environment and health and safety. The ‘very well-respected’ and ‘personableMartin Jones is recommended.

At Morgan LaRoche Limited, team head Andrew Manners is ‘dedicated and passionate in pursuit of his clients’ interests’. He has a particularly good reputation in the care standards sector and often acts for care home providers in related health and safety, criminal enforcement and care standards investigation.

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    I have been asked to cover the topic of Employment law within my half an hour speaking slot today. I have narrowed my subject down to Transfer of Undertakings and Discrimination, with the focus on providing an update on the recent spate of cases on service provision change and on the important developments in the law of age discrimination. Needless to say, in my presentation I shall not be able to cover the level of detail which is contained in my written paper, which I will leave you to read.
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