Chambers has a commanding presence in Health & Safety.Chambers & Partners 2014
Our members offers unparalleled experience and service throughout the Health & Safety field.
Chambers specialist Health & Safety team are regularly advising employers, companies, directors, individuals and public bodies on all aspects of health & safety enforcement, including:
Members of the 2 Bedford Row specialist health & safety team have been involved in high profile cases relating to:
The Health & Safety team at 2 Bedford Row:
The team has particular experience of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 and have advised and acted for fire and rescue authorities, companies and individuals in respect of fire safety enforcement notices, appeals and prosecutions for breaches of fire safety.
The Chambers & Partners 2015 independent guide to the Bar describes how:
“This heavyweight criminal set has the volume, expertise and numbers to make a strong impact in the health and safety sector. It handles an equal mix of prosecution and defence work, and is well known for its involvement in complex and high-profile cases.”
The Guide goes on to recommend the Queen’s Counsel and junior barristers as leaders in this field.
For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.
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2 Bedford Row is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 Chambers UK Bar Awards, in the following categories: Crime: Silk of the Year –…
Chambers are pleased to announce that they have been short-listed in the 2015 Chambers UK Bar Awards as ‘Health & Safety Set of the Year’. Jim Sturman QC has also…
Chambers is pleased to announce that Video Conferencing facilities are now available at 2 Bedford Row. For further information please contact our clerks team.
Judgement has been handed down by the House of Lords in R v Chargot  UKHL 73, in which Richard Matthews and Jamas Hodivala appeared for the respondents. This landmark…
Health & Safety book, Enforcement: Law & Practice 2nd Edition, co-authored by Richard Matthews and James Ageros will be published by Oxford University Press on 25th October 2007.
Junior Counsel prosecuting Health & Safety offences arising from an oxygen leak at a company specializing in decanting explosive gasses into cylinders. As a consequence of the leak a catastrophic…
Director acquitted of Health & Safety Offences after a fatality in the work place.
Acted for Managing Director acquitted of Heath & Safety offences after a fatality in the work place.
Richard Matthews QC led Allan Compton, defending the most senior employee charged arising from the death of an employee of Sterecycle Ltd following an explosion at a revolutionary waste processing…
Michael Wolkind QC represented a suspended physiotherapist before the Health & Care Professions Council. The Council alleged he was continuing to act in “fragrant breach” of the order against him….