Health & safety and fire safety

Building on its unrivalled experience and reputation in criminal cases and inquests, Three Raymond Buildings is regarded as a leading set in health & safety and fire safety work.

Health & safety

Our work in this area includes enforcement proceedings and inquests relating to major disasters and serious workplace injuries and fatalities resulting from safety failings. We represent regulators and regulated corporate defendants and individuals. In particular, we have extensive experience of the construction, transport, retail, care, waste management, and leisure and entertainment industries.

Fire safety

We advise and represent defendants and fire authorities, including the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) in enforcement proceedings and inquests all over the country. We advise at every stage, from the critical period prior to the issuance of proceedings, throughout the magistrates” court hearings and all the way to the higher courts of appeal.

Notable Cases

R v New Look Retailers Ltd [2010] EWCA 126 (the leading sentencing authority not only on fire safety but also the wider area of health and safety)

Shell International

Tesco

Lakanal tower block fire

7 July London bombings