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DWF

Living Wage
1 SCOTT PLACE, 2 HARDMAN STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 3AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03333 202220
Fax:
Fax 03333 204440
Email:
Web:
www.dwf.law

Steffan Groch

Tel:
Work +44 (0)161 603 5008
Email:
DWF

Work Department

I head up DWF's national Regulatory team as well as leading the firm‚Äôs ‚Äėgo to market‚Äô sector expertise. I am also Chair of the UK Health and Safety Lawyers Association.

Position

Partner and Head of Regulatory

Career

My specialist subject is crisis management, specifically dealing with the media and handling regulators following serious incidents. I work across the Construction/Infrastructure, Insurance, Road haulage, Food, Oil and Gas sectors providing expertise in health and safety regulation as well as compliance training and audits.


London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

DWF's 'excellent' department is 'a go-to team for high-profile and complex cases' with recent mandates including Hilary Ross leading advise to the Motor Sports Association in a Fatal Accident Inquiry relating to the death's of spectators at two motor rallies held in Scotland, and transport specialist Vikki Woodfine advising Wincanton on legal compliance issues including protocol development. Booker Group, Arcadia Group and Marks & Spencer are also clients. Ross and retail, food and hospitality expert Dominic Watkins jointly lead the London group, while Manchester-based Steffan Groch heads the firm's regulatory team and advises companies, directors and managers on HSE prosecutions and handles corporate manslaughter issues.

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North West: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Steffan Groch - DWF

Within: Health and safety

DWF¬†¬† regularly acts in cases following major incidents and involving corporate manslaughter, fatalities and very serious injuries. The team has particular sector expertise in the energy, retail, transport, education, healthcare and construction sectors as well as in hotel and leisure, local authority and manufacturing. Key clients include Persimmon Group, Hovis, Wincanton, Fusion Insurance Services and Booker plc. Vikki Woodfine¬† and Steffan Groch¬† are well regarded. The ‚Äėsolid‚Äô team is currently representing Landor Cartons and its finance director in an investigation into the death of a contractor at the client‚Äôs premises following a fall through a fragile roof. In this matter the HSE is now investigating serious health and safety failings.

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