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Hayley Saunders

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Hayley is a specialist regulatory criminal defence lawyer advising leading companies, directors and individuals on all aspects of regulatory compliance across a range of sectors including retail, food, manufacturing and construction. Her extensive experience includes investigations and prosecutions in areas as diverse as corporate and gross negligence manslaughter; health and safety; fire safety; inquests; waste management and environmental matters; trading standards; food safety; advertising compliance and sales promotions; and anti-bribery legislation. Hayley advises at all stages of the criminal investigation including crisis management; interviews under caution; appeals against enforcement notices and conducts her own advocacy in the criminal and Coroners’ courts. Significant cases include Alton Towers rollercoaster accident (mechanical engineer), Sterecycle manslaughter prosecution (Assistant Site Manager) Barrow in Furness Legionnaires Disease outbreak (Gillian Beckingham).


Qualified at Greenwood - 2005; Greenwoods – 2003 to 2007; Shoosmiths – 2007 to date year made partner in present firm: 2016


Health and Safety Lawyers Association, UKELA, Food Law Group


Downham Market High School, Norfolk; Northampton University (LLB Hons) 2002;De Montfort University, Leicester (LPC) 2003


Tennis, running, cooking

London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Shoosmiths LLP's team covers the entire spectrum of health and safety work, primarily acting for large international companies. Birmingham-based Roy Tozer leads the team and is particularly active in the oil and gas and construction sectors. Also based in Birmingham is Hayley Saunders, who acts for both companies and individuals on investigations, prosecutions and compliance matters. Another key figure is the 'exceptional' Charles Arrand, who is based in Milton Keynes and operates primarily in the retail, food and beverage and hospitality sectors.

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London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Shoosmiths LLP largely acts for private companies; private equity funds operating in the healthcare sector, such as care home providers; private cosmetic surgeries; pharmacy groups; and medical device manufacturers. The full-service practice advises on corporate matters and M&A transactions, as well as on the acquisition, development and disposal of significant healthcare real estate assets. Birmingham-based Paul Batchelor is an expert in M&A transactions and private equity investments, while Hayley Saunders represents clients in inquests.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Hayley Saunders - Shoosmiths LLP

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West Midlands: Real estate


Within: Next Generation Partners

Hayley Saunders - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Environment

Shoosmiths LLP has a track record of handling environmental remediation and permitting, criminal investigations and compliance issues for clients across a variety of sectors including healthcare, energy and automotive. Roy Tozer represents companies investigated or prosecuted by the regulatory authorities, while Hayley Saunders provides advice on environmental compliance aside from handling contentious work.

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