Health and Safety Regulation

The threat of health and safety or regulatory scrutiny may be a part of doing business, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t distracting, worrying and disruptive.

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Our regulatory expertise is recognised as decisive and sustainable across all areas including HSE/police investigations (following accidents, trading standards investigations and prosecutions), compliance with safety legislation, crisis response, internal accident investigations, interviews under caution, coroners’ inquests, prosecutions, FCA/PRA investigations and enforcement, fraud, bribery and corruption, risk management, claims defensibility, corporate manslaughter, environmental prosecution, antitrust law (EU, competition and public procurement), transport law and competition law.  

Our sector specialists provide clear direction to corporate clients, insurers and public sector bodies. Our leading Crisis Response Service provides 24/7 peace of mind, should you face a regulatory investigation. We protect your legal rights, help you support traumatised employees and contain adverse media attention. We safeguard the reputation of your business. Our approach is distinctive. We believe in providing clear direction, grounded in industry experience, deep knowledge and an understanding of your needs. We help you to make smarter decisions and implement sustainable, innovative practices for the future. 

Consistently ranked as national leaders in this field, within the legal directories, we are praised for our focus on risk analysis and commercial understanding.

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How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of products, training and sector expertise.

Some of our experts

Steffan Groch

Partner and Head of Regulatory - Head of Sectors

I head up DWF's national Regulatory team as well as leading the firm’s ‘go to market’ sector expertise. I am also Chair of the UK Health and Safety Lawyers Association.

Dominic Watkins

Partner - Head of Food Group

I am Head of DWF’s internationally renowned food sector group as well as being Head of Regulatory in London.

Hilary Ross

Executive Partner (London) - Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality

Recognised by The Lawyer as one of the UK’s Top 100 lawyers, I advise clients on compliance and challenges across the EU in relation to products, systems and safety.

Vikki Woodfine

Partner - Head of Road Haulage & Logistics

Best known as the “Lorry Lawyer” I am also Head of the Road Haulage & Logistics group at DWF and specialise in health and safety defence work and road transport law.

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