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Gateley Plc

MINERVA, 29 EAST PARADE, LEEDS, LS1 5PS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 218 2470
Fax:
Fax 0113 218 2471
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com

Pauline Munro

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 113 204 1159
Web:
gateleyplc.com/
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Regulatory

Position

Pauline is a partner in the Regulatory team with over 20 years' experience of working for clients facing regulatory intervention.

She specialises in health & safety, trading law & trading standards, food safety, product safety & product recall and contentious environmental matters.

Successes include:

- Advised in connection with the investigation and prosecution of slip incidents for a major retailer which had far reaching implications for the management of slip risk across an estate of 430 stores and affecting 130,000 employees; successfully prevented any major change to policy.

- Advised a major facilities management company following a death in custody at a police station. Advising in connection with the HSE and police investigations and the three week Coroners Inquest at which a favourable verdict, avoiding unlawful killing, was achieved.

- Advised a leading construction company in connection with the HSE investigation and Inquest following the death of a child who was trapped by electric gates on one of their developments. Avoided any adverse verdict at the Inquest and prevented any further HSE investigation.

Leisure

Pauline is a keen and successful athlete, having raced for the England Women’s mountain team in the World Mountain Running Championships and represented Yorkshire at the national cross country championships (returning with the team gold in 2014).


West Midlands: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

A key focus of Gateley Plc is on defending cases involving fatal accidents, gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter. Ruth Armstrong leads the team nationally and is an expert in advising on high profile investigations for corporate clients.She recently defended Drawn Metal on a multi-defendant manslaughter claim which arose from a lawyer being killed by a falling window frame and advised AGD Equipment on a fatal accident suffered while conducting pressure testing on its premises. Pauline Munro is also a key figure who is 'approachable', 'professional', 'thorough' and 'works to an exceptionally high standard'.  Also recommended are associate Kate Oliver and solicitor Chris Grainger, who regularly acts on criminal defence work in this space.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

With 'expertise of the highest calibre' the 'speedy and knowledgeable' health and safety team at Gateley Plc is 'excellent all round'. The team handles matters at all stages including providing initial crisis management advice in addition to advising on investigations and at inquest and prosecution. The practice represented Dr. Oetker (UK) in lengthy investigations and prosecution by the HSE arising from an incident involving a forklift truck resulting in life changing injuries. Birmingham-based Ruth Armstrong heads the national practice which includes the 'thorough and professional' Pauline Munro in the Leeds office. Recently promoted partner Monroe has significant expertise in advising clients in manufacturing, retail, food and construction and is additionally considered 'excellent and effective in areas of environmental'.

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