Personal Injury

Health & Safety

Our dedicated two-partner Health & Safety team is one of the most experienced in the South West.  It has extensive expertise in defending against a range of prosecutions brought by regulatory bodies including the Health & Safety Executive, County Councils, Local Authorities and South West Water.

We advise both businesses and senior employees on what are very sensitive legal issues affecting both organisational and personal reputation, often in highly emotive circumstances.  Our detailed understanding of these crisis situations enables us to provide clear advice to our clients – enabling them to focus on the future.

Our recent experience includes:

  • Defending a regional roofing contractor on a claim by an employee who suffered serious injuries on site.
  • Advising a senior employee of a government body in relation to a dual investigation by the Health & Safety Executive and the Police in relation to a fatal accident.
  • Defending a local company in relation to an environmental prosecution under the Water Industry Act.

In addition to defending prosecutions, our team has experience in prosecution work for the Health & Safety Executive, including high profile cases on some of the biggest industrial incidents in the UK over the past 20 years.  As a result, our specialist understanding of Health & Safety law and the regulatory environment is matched by very few firms in the UK.

According to Legal 500:

Nash & Co’s Ian Veater is ‘a real expert’ in HSE investigations, prosecutions and appeals against notices and judicial review proceedings. The firm has particular strength in the construction sector.

Legal 500

Partner
01752 827041
Consultant Solicitor
01752 827040