Protecting your welfare in Health and Safety cases

If you or your company are facing a Health and Safety case, Quentin Hunt offers representation that has been described as “unrivalled” in the legal profession.

A member of the Attorney General’s “A” list of prosecutors, his “winning way with juries” and “total mastery” of cases is invaluable in achieving the best outcome for both plaintiffs and defendants.

 

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To receive initial guidance and and comprehensive support from one of the best barristers in Health and Safety Law contact Quentin here to book a free telephone consultation.

 

Instruct Quentin for exceptional support in:

 

  • Early advice following a Prohibition or Enforcement notice
  • Specialist support in accident at work cases
  • Construction and equipment related Health and Safety cases
  • Cases involving workplace fatalities
  • Fire safety and asbestos cases

 

Quentin’s Health and Safety credentials:

 

  • Acclaimed as a leading expert in Health and Safety legislation
  • A regular lecturer to other lawyers and the Health and Safety Executive
  • In-depth experience of highly technical legislation and the associated subtleties and loopholes
  • Reputed for his “fearless” courtroom style, married with his “easy manner and approachability”

 

Quentin’s specialisms in Health and Safety:

 

  • Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Sections 7a (failure to take reasonable care) or 7b (failure to cooperate) of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM)
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PWER)

 

Recent high profile Health & Safety cases

R v MTT Ltd: Representing a company prosecuted following the death of an employee whilst using a Hi Ab Crane.

R v YPA Ltd and AF: Defending a company following a fire in which a contractor suffered near-fatal burns 

R v WLC Ltd: Defending a prosecution following the death of an employee crushed by a forklift truck during sheet steel delivery

R v EMDN: Successful representation during a high profile case of the tragic death of a child at a day nursery, which received national press attention and was documented in Channel 4’s “Dispatches” documentary: “How Safe is Your Child’s Nursery?”

For an initial telephone discussion with Quentin about your Health and Safety case, please see the contact page. You will receive clear, informed advice to help you decide on the right course of action for your circumstances.

 

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Quentin acts for both the prosecution and defence and is a member of the Attorney General’s ‘A’ List of prosecutors. He specialises in cases involving fatalities in the workplace as well as fire safety cases and asbestos prosecutions. He acts for companies as well as persons prosecuted as individuals. To see more on Quentin's cases take a look at the Health and Safety Blog page.

Quentin’s ‘easy manner’ and ‘approachability’ has made him a first port of call in Health and Safety prosecutions.

A large proportion of Quentin’s practice is advice to companies or individuals on their legal position before Court proceedings have been instigated. He regularly advises following the issuing of Prohibition or Enforcement notices and specialises in advising companies on their potential legal liabilities following an accident at work or during an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive or by local authorities.

Quentin has special experience in

Quentin specialises in cases where individuals, self-employed persons and companies are accused of breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Examples of recent cases he has been engaged in include:

 

  • Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act- Quentin acts on a regular basis for employees accused under s7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act either under s7a (failure to take reasonable care) or 7b (failure to cooperate)
  • Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PWER)

 

Quentin is sought for his experience in this extremely technical area of the law, he lectures on these regulations to the HSE and is uniquely placed to advise upon the many subtleties and loopholes present in the legislation. 

He has recently successfully acted in R v KS and others, a jury trial in which an individual company director was prosecuted under the CDM following the death of a construction worker due to the collapse of an excavation on a building site.

If you are subject to prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive or have a legal problem that requires advice from one of the UK’s best Health and Safety lawyers use the contact section of this website for a free no obligation conversation with Quentin.