Vikki Woodfine > DWF > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

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Vikki heads up the firm's national Road Haulage & Logistics group as well as leading the North West Regulatory, Compliance & Investigations team. She specialises in health and safety defence work, road transport law, education, care regulation and abuse work. Vikki has vast experience in crisis management and working on the most serious and high profile fatality matters.




Vikki was part of the team who secured the first ever acquittal following a trial for Corporate Manslaughter, R v Ward 2014.
She has worked on a number of high profile child and baby fatality cases in schools and nurseries and has significant experience in crisis management and highly emotive cases.
She is often praised for her robust and relentless pursuit of the defence of her clients. 

Vikki started a transport regulatory team at DWF which has grown significantly with that team ranked as leaders across a number of directories.




University of Sheffield

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North West > Employment > Health and safety

(Leading individuals)

Vikki WoodfineDWF

DWF‘s 4-partner team offers extensive experience in advising clients on complex health and safety matters. On the non-contentious side, the practice provides detailed advice on complying with regulations, and it is also highly active in helping clients to respond to investigations and prosecutions. The team’s contentious work includes some of the most high-profile matters in this area, including matters involving the police, the HSE and the CQC. The practice is active across a range of sectors, with Vikki Woodfine counting care, education and transport companies amongst her clients. Steffan Groch leads DWF’s global regulatory, compliance and investigations team, with director Gary Smith another key contact. The practice has an able bench of associates, with Amanda Lea and Joanne Witheford handling high-profile inquiries and investigations.

North West > Transport

DWF‘s practice in the North West is part of a larger international transport group that acts for government and private sector clients in the automotive, rail, maritime, aviation, logistics and retail industries. With the firm having a strong insurance offering in the North West, it is seen as a first port of call in related transport and motor claims. In addition, it provides support on regulatory, corporate and finance matters, among others. Vikki Woodfine specialises in transport regulatory and health and safety issues. Joanne Witheford has been leading the team’s expansion into European markets. Nigel Teasdale leads the motor and fraud team, which handles both volume and high-value, complex defendant work for insurers.