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Health & Safety Solicitors

Cartwright King’s experienced team of specialist Health and Safety and regulatory solicitors will work rigorously to protect you and your business in the event of an investigation, prosecution or Enforcement Notice.

Health and safety law is regulated and enforced through criminal investigations and prosecutions. Increasing numbers of criminal cases are being brought against companies and individuals resulting in large financial fines and prison sentences. Our team has vast experience in successfully defending businesses, directors and individuals in investigations, prosecutions and appeals.

Health and safety issues can affect any employer and occasionally an employee at any time. Whatever the situation, immediate decisive advice is essential and our specialist solicitors and advocates will guide you through every aspect from initial incident or accident, inspection or complaint through to resolution.

Initial telephone consultation

We understand that speed is of the essence and that you will want to speak to us quickly to understand how we can help. For a no obligation discussion please call us on 0808 168 5550 or email

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, our team of Health & Safety experts are adopting Skype video calling to continue providing excellent legal services to you.

We can help with:

  • HSE and Local Authority Investigations
  • HSE and Local Authority requests for information
  • Interviews Under Caution
  • Enforcement Notices
  • Improvement Notices
  • Prohibition Notices
  • Appeals against Enforcement Notices
  • Legal duties, legal liabilities, defences and penalties
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide
  • Gross Negligence Manslaughter
  • Coroner’s Inquests
  • Supply chain due diligence and sub-contractor supervision
  • Regulation breaches

What we do?

Our specialist lawyers are experienced in all aspects of health and safety cases including sensitive issues like reputation management, damage limitation and business continuity. 

We will advise you throughout the investigation and onwards including attending interviews under caution, undertaking negotiations and presenting appeals on your behalf against the HSE and Local Authorities with the sole objective of defending and protecting you and your business.

We will be able to advise and represent you and your business in any criminal proceedings before any criminal court.

Drawing on our considerable experience, we can give you invaluable “before the event” compliance advice and critically assess your existing health and safety policy and systems.

Why choose Cartwright King?

We are one of the largest defence law firms in the country and our Health and Safety lawyers have a proven track record in dealing with cases that cover the health and safety legal spectrum like:

  • General Health and Safety duties
  • Construction Design and Management
  • Management of health and safety
  • Director’s health and safety duties and obligations
  • Police powers and procedures
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide
  • Gross negligence manslaughter
  • Coroner’s Inquests
  • Working at height
  • Provision of work equipment
  • Gas safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal

Our extensive experience of dealing with the HSE, Local Authority Environmental Health teams, the police and the courts puts us in the best position to represent you. 

Our health and safety lawyers advise in sectors as diverse as:

  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and aggregates
  • Light and heavy industry
  • Social Care and Care Homes
  • Farming, Agriculture and Agri-chemicals
  • Retail
  • Public events, displays and attractions
  • Showmen
  • Restaurants, catering, hotel and leisure
  • Transport and distribution
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Landscaping
  • And many more

Our Health and Safety lawyers are here to support and guide you through the whole process. 

We are also recommended for this work on a national basis in Chambers and Partners and also in the Legal 500.

Can you work with my Insurance company?

 If you have a policy of insurance that has legal expenses cover, we are able to work independently with your insurer so you receive the representation you choose.

How to make contact?

For a no obligation, confidential discussion about your situation please call us on 0808 168 5550 or email We are able to represent you wherever you are based.

Alex Radley is the Head of the Health and Safety team and can be contacted below.

Alex RadleyHead of Regulatory 
Telephone: 07718 637 147 Email:

We can represent you wherever you are based and we can meet you away from our offices. Cartwright King has offices in BirminghamBedfordBoltonDerbyLeedsLeicesterLondon TempleManchesterMiddlesbroughNorthamptonNottinghamSheffield and Worcester.


Cartwright King’s ‘excellent’ and ‘dedicated team leaves no stone unturned’ and offers a ‘comprehensive’ service to regional, national and international clients from a vast array of sectors. The group's strong track record spans fatal accident investigations, health and safety compliance and due diligence, and proceedings before the Coroner’s Court, the Employment Tribunal and the Magistrates’, Crown and High Court. The recent caseload shows an uptick in construction-related instructions regarding the management and handling of hazardous substances such as asbestos and lead as well as an increase in appeals against enforcement notices issued by the Health and Safety Executive. ‘Highly experienced and impressively robust’ practice head Andrew Brammer is known for his ‘tactical astuteness’ and ‘excellent attention to detail’. - The Legal 500


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