David Egan > DWF > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

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I am a Partner at DWF, providing clear, expert advice on matters relating to crisis management, environmental incidents and fatal accidents.




I specialise in health and safety, environmental law, corporate crime and compliance and licensing the sale of alcohol and regulated entertainment.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Employment > Health and safety

David Egan heads the regional group at DWF that frequently works alongside its national team on some of the most high-profile health and safety investigations in the country. Other members of the team include associates Caroline Depledge and Simon Naylor. The department receives regular instructions from significant clients to act in some major cases that are brought by the HSE, local authorities and police forces. It receives a steady flow of instructions from both insurers and directly from large corporates across a wide range of sectors such as energy, retail, transport and education as well as healthcare, construction, local government and manufacturing.

West Midlands > Real estate > Environment

(Leading individuals)

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A team with ‘strength in depth and excellent lawyers’, DWF‘s foremost fields of activity include pollution incidents, waste offences and trade effluent discharges; the firm offers  a 24/7 crisis response service to support clients through the early stages of incidents. On the non-contentious front, it supports clients on all aspects of applicable legislation and corresponding business risks including product safety, Brexit implications and producer responsibilities. Team head David Egan is ‘especially good at dealing with regulators and getting a satisfactory result’ and is able to call upon over 20 years of experience in defending clients against Environmental Agency and local authority-led proceedings.