Health and safety law

Our global health and safety law team provides clients with comprehensive legal advice on workplace safety and compliance issues, including the provision of health and safety policies, audits and management systems, as well as assisting with incident investigations, addressing regulatory orders and directives and the defense of prosecutions. Our lawyers know that workplace health and safety is a major area of risk for all organizations and one which requires a robust governance system from boards downward, including effective auditing and reporting and continuous improvement.  

We collaborate with in-house client teams and technical practitioners to provide commercial and pragmatic legal advice on the full range of health and safety issues including security and anti-terrorism measures.

Drawing upon our established relationships with regulators and prosecutors and a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses, noting that we have particular experience in key industry sectors including energy and utilities, healthcare and medical devices, transport and heavy industry and manufacturing (including food manufacturing), we are well-positioned to help develop risk mitigation strategies to safeguard reputational and operational threats.

Our areas of work include

  • 24/7 accident and incident support service
  • Anti-terrorism and security
  • Asbestos regulation
  • Bespoke training
  • Corporate governance management systems
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Employment and labor
  • Fatal accident and incident investigations
  • Food safety
  • Inquests and tribunals
  • Insurance
  • Occupational health and safety matters, including workplace safety
  • Product safety
  • Public inquires
  • Regulatory compliance requirements
  • Risk advisory, including risk assessments, health and safety policies and reporting requirements
  • Serious incident protocols and procedures
  • Transactional support, including due diligence, risk allocations and lender liability issues relating to the acquisition, disposal, financing or restructuring of a business

Contacts

Senior Partner
Head of Environment, health and safety, Europe, Middle East and Asia; Partner
Head of Brisbane; Partner
Chief Executive Officer, South Africa; Head of Risk Advisory, South Africa; Director

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