Andrew Litchfield > Gowling WLG > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Gowling WLG
B4 6WR

Work Department

Dispute resolution group.


Partner in the dispute resolution group specialising in regulatory crime. This includes corporate manslaughter and health and safety prosecutions, environment prosecutions, food and trading standards matters. Work involves advising on all areas of investigation and representation at court in some of the highest profile regulatory prosecutions in recent years.


Trained Wragge & Co. Qualified 1995. Junior solicitor, associate, director, made partner Wragge & Co. 2009; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.


Health and Safety Lawyers Association; Environmental Lawyers Association; Forum of Insurance Lawyers.


Repton School; Birmingham University (BA History); CPE and Law Society Finals.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Health and safety

The West Midlands-based regulatory crime team at Gowling WLG work closely within the construction, quarrying, aerospace, food and social care sectors, regularly receiving instructions from major clients within these industries. Risk management is a particular focus area for the team, deliberately avoiding taking cases from insurance companies. Andrew Litchfield leads the team, with wide experience of regulatory investigations and conducting advocacy in inquests and criminal courts.

West Midlands > Real estate > Environment

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West Midlands > Employment > Health and safety

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The first-rate team at Gowling WLG continues to attract some new health and safety instructions from a number of high-profile clients. The talented group has key sector expertise in areas such as construction, quarrying, aerospace and defence in addition to food, health and social care. Practice head Andrew Litchfield  is vastly experienced in all aspects of regulatory investigations by the police, HSE, the Environment Agency, local authorities and the coroner. Principal associate Michael Hafen is adept at defending civil/criminal litigation arising from regulatory and environmental breaches. Natalie Barton-Howes, also a principal associate, is another key member of the team.