Expert health and safety solicitors

Blake Morgan is an expert health and safety law firm with nationwide offices.

For those involved in manufacturing and product distribution, sound health and safety management is business critical.

Our experienced health and safety solicitors advise regulatory agencies and public bodies with bespoke and objective advice in relation to health and safety issues in the manufacturing sector. We regularly advise companies subject to criminal investigations and prosecutions conducted by the HSE.

We regularly act for companies involved in commercial litigation arising from health and safety or product issues in the manufacturing sector. We also provide compliance advice for both established and start-up businesses.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Our health and safety solicitors can provide you with all the legal guidance and advice you need.

Compliance Advice

Our specialists can advise you in relation to health and safety management and the principles of good manufacturing practice. Our work also covers advice regarding the supply and sale of industrial machinery. We represent domestic and international clients across a wide range of sectors including electrical equipment, consumer goods, food, aviation and automotive.

Commercial contracts

Our health and safety solicitors can advise you in relation to how best to take your product to market, to include how to address supply and equipment issues and liability for health and safety concerns arising from the supply of equipment. We provide specialist advice on limiting liability for defective products, including machinery.

Product recalls and corrective action

Our specialists can advise you in relation to machinery and equipment safety issues requiring corrective action and recalls. Our lawyers can advise you in relation to when and how to notify statutory agencies of such safety issues. We can advise you on practical steps for corrective action programmes and recall procedures.

Health and Safety incidents

Blake Morgan has a critical incident protocol service for clients and offers a 24/7 advice service to deal with health and safety incidents. Our work covers all areas of health and safety advice relevant to manufacturing and distribution, with a focus on the safe use of machinery and guarding, and workplace transport management.

Risk and crisis management

Our health and safety solicitors are able to assist you at short notice at any time to deal with business-critical incidents and work with you to protect your brand and reputation.

Enforcement

Our specialists can advise you in relation to the exercise of statutory investigative powers by regulators such as the HSE. We can advise you in relation to all aspects of a criminal investigation, and help you ensure that you and/or your organisation deal efficiently and effectively with any case.

Prosecution

We have a dedicated and experienced team of solicitors and barristers able to advise and appear on your behalf in the event of a criminal prosecution in any Court.

Commercial disputes

Our expert health and safety lawyers are able to advise you in relation to defending and pursuing civil claims for compensation for breach of contract/negligence/strict liability resulting from health and safety matters. We also advise on recoverability of losses from other parties who may have contributed to any loss.

Our Clients


Our expert health and safety lawyers work with SMEs and micro businesses right up to UK trading entities of large multinationals and PLCs. We also advise directors concerned with individual liabilities, regulatory agencies and public bodies.

Highlights


Advising a large company subject to an HSE investigation following an amputation on a production line in relation to the liabilities of the supplier of the incident machinery.


Acting for a large national company being prosecuted by the HSE for the absence of fully effective guarding arrangements at a manufacturing plant, contrary to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998.


Defective product correction advice to manufacturer and business-to-business retailer effecting product replacement of a defective electronics part produced by its sub-contractor.


Our Experts


Justin
Weare
Partner

London

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Claire
Rawle
Partner

Cardiff

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Jill
Bainbridge
Partner

Southampton

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Heather
Welham
Senior Associate

Southampton

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Rob
Jefferies
Associate

Reading

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Xiao Hui
Eng
Solicitor

London

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Tom
Walker
Senior Associate Barrister

Cardiff

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