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Health and Safety

Our department regularly advises clients following large scale incidents and fatalities. As a result we have the expertise and knowledge necessary to provide you with specialist support during one of the most difficult challenges you may face. 

Working on the principle of "defend early", we provide advice and support as soon as an incident has occurred. We are best known for providing practical and concise advice based on extensive experience of how regulators really work. The department is led by Richard Voke, whose experience as an HSE Inspector prior to qualifying as a lawyer underpins the team's pragmatic and targeted approach.

Our team also provides an advisory service if you are hoping to improve your compliance record, and reduce risk exposure where possible. We pride ourselves on providing practical, realistic and achievable advice.

Ashfords LLP specialises in defending large corporations and smaller businesses from a broad range of industry sectors. The ‘excellent’ team is ‘thorough and professional at all times’, delivering ‘excellent advice’. A key area of expertise is advising clients on the health and safety issues surrounding corporate and property transactions, also regularly acting on the health and safety aspects of fatalities in the workplace, especially allegations of corporate manslaughter. Practice head Richard Voke is ‘outstanding both in the depth of his knowledge and in his pragmatic and tactical approach’, providing ‘superb service’.
Legal 500 - 2017

Legal 500 - 2017