Practice Areas

Health & Safety

prominent reputation among health and safety practitioners

Chambers & Partners

Temple Garden Chambers has long been recognised as one of the leading sets in this important and specialist area of law. TGC are consistently ranked as a leading set by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Members of Chambers are engaged in all aspects of health and safety law and enforcement, for defendants, those at risk of prosecution, prosecuting authorities and those seeking advice.

We regularly advise and represent individuals, corporations, government and other public and charitable bodies in relation to prosecutions, enforcement proceedings (such as Improvement Notices, Prohibition Notices and Crown Censures) and all aspects of compliance and policy. Some members of Chambers have particular expertise in representing clients at interviews under caution.

Members of Chambers have been involved with many of the most prominent and significant cases in recent years including: R v Cotswold Geotechnical (Holdings) Ltd (first prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007), R v Balfour Beatty and others and R v Howe and Sons (Court of Appeal leading cases on sentencing), R v Southampton University Hospital Trust (first prosecution of a hospital under health and safety legislation arising out of the standard of clinical care and in the Court of Appeal the approach to sentencing public bodies). Members of Chambers also lecture and provide training in this field for solicitors and their clients.

Our expertise is complemented by our work in the field of Inquests and at Inquiries.