Health & Safety

“A very classy set with excellent barristers. "

Legal 500 2021

"It has some star performers.”

Legal 500 2021

"Noted for its expert handling of health and safety prosecutions arising across a range of sectors."

Chambers UK 2024

“Very strong at all levels including juniors."

Legal 500 2023

The juniors are clearly brought up to embody the 3RB spirit and ethos."

Leal 500 2023

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. Our members include Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law at each level of seniority.

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 Commissioner (LFC) 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.

Find the right barrister

To find the right health & safety barrister, and to discuss any possible instructions, please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email

Areas of expertise

Anchor Homes

Burghley House

Chessington World of Adventures

Croydon Tram Crash

Elsenham Rail Crash

The Football Association

Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Hillsborough Inquests

Lakanal House Fire

London Underground

“Three Raymond Buildings delivers a high quality of service and is strong in relation to inquiries work.”  Legal 500 2021

“A very classy set with excellent barristers. It has some star performers.”  Legal 500 2021

“With no weak links Three Raymond Buildings is a leading set for business and regulatory crime, has an excellent reputation in extradition and international crime matters, and is also the go-to licensing chambers.”

“The set houses highly skilled barristers who are widely respected for their health and safety experience, among other areas of regulatory practice.”  Chambers UK 2020

“3 Raymond Buildings has a well regarded group of silks and juniors with a strong reputation in the health and safety arena.”  Chambers UK 2019

“Great for health and safety work with several stand out names.”  Legal 500 2019

Health & Safety barristers

King's Counsel

James Lewis KC

Call: 1987 / Silk: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis KC

Patrick Gibbs KC

Call: 1986 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Patrick Gibbs KC

Stephen Walsh KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2009

Barrister - Stephen Walsh KC

Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Call: 1989 / Silk: 2016

Barrister - Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Richard Wormald KC

Call: 1993 / Silk: 2019

Barrister - Richard Wormald KC

Matthew Butt KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2020

Barrister - Matthew Butt KC

Sophie Cartwright KC

Call: 1998 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - Sophie Cartwright KC

Saba Naqshbandi KC

Call: 1996 / Silk: 2024

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi KC
Junior Barristers

Neil Saunders

Call: 1983

Barrister - Neil Saunders

Edmund Gritt

Call: 1997

Barrister - Edmund Gritt

Ailsa Williamson

Call: 1997

Barrister - Ailsa Williamson

Guy Ladenburg

Call: 2000

Barrister - Guy Ladenburg

Sarah Le Fevre

Call: 2001

Barrister - Sarah Le Fevre

Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Barrister - Bo-Eun Jung

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

Emma Collins

Call: 2008

Barrister - Emma Collins

Heather Oliver

Call: 2010

Barrister - Heather Oliver

Patrick Hill

Call: 2010

Barrister - Patrick Hill

John Greany

Call: 2012

Barrister - John Greany

Daniel Mansell

Call: 2012

Barrister - Daniel Mansell

Genevieve Woods

Call: 2016

Barrister - Genevieve Woods

Ciju Puthuppally

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ciju Puthuppally

Ryan Dowding

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ryan Dowding

Kiera Oluwunmi

Call: 2019

Barrister - Kiera Oluwunmi

Felix Keating

Call: 2020

Barrister - Felix Keating

Ella Crine

Call: 2020

Barrister - Ella Crine

Rosa Bennathan

Call: 2021

Barrister - Rosa Bennathan

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