Health and safety in South East

Shoosmiths LLP

Leveraging its nationwide footprint, Shoosmiths LLP‘s ‘very pragmatic’ team has taken a leading role in numerous health and safety arrangements related to Covid-19. More broadly, the firm is instructed by corporate clients and public sector bodies to provide advice on contentious and non-contentious issues in the sector, including investigations and prosecutions arising from major incidents such as the Grenfell fire. Charles Arrand specialises in assisting clients across a wide range of sectors with regulatory compliance work, investigations and enforcement actions. Philip Ryan is best known for his expertise in cases arising from serious and fatal accidents, in which he acts for claimants and defendants. Associate Joanne Sear is also a core member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Charles Arrand; Philip Ryan

Other key lawyers:

Joanne Sear


‘Very good team working at all levels. Willingness to engage with new technology.’

‘Joanne Sear and Charles Arrand – both very personable, sharp and a pleasure to work with.’

‘I have engaged with Phil Ryan and several of his staff on two cases now. Phil is exemplary in listening and then providing useful context. He is prepared to revisit issues and certainly understands the detail and the complexity of our organisation and its health and safety obligations.’

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP‘s ‘personable and practical’ group provides clients with a full-service offering in relation to health and safety investigations, prosecutions and general regulatory matters. Rachel Warren is well regarded for her regulatory crime practice, which includes advising companies on health and safety issues in the construction industry.

Practice head(s):

Rachel Warren


‘They are very impressive and give the sort of service one would expect with their reputation.’

‘Handled very well and professionally by Rachel Warren. Good on tactics, lovely to work with and ultimately played a large part in a very successful outcome.’

Gardner Leader LLP

Gardner Leader LLP has recently advised numerous clients on Covid-19 compliance measures, including workplace safety procedures and risk assessments. Michelle Di Gioia provides general health and safety advice to numerous clients, in addition to handling contentious matters including professional negligence claims.

Practice head(s):

Michelle Di Gioia