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Health & Safety is of paramount importance to all businesses. As an increasingly regulated area, every employer must comply with health and safety rules to protect employees, contractors, visitors and the general public. These regulations also put responsibility on all employees, so it is vital that everyone is aware of the relevant legislation.

As an employer, you may need advice on regulatory matters, risk management, corporate governance, enforcement actions, transactional due diligence or claims for compensation.

The CMS Health & Safety Team advises all types of businesses, and has particularly strong expertise in supporting the oil & gas, waste and mining sectors. We provide 24-hour support for emergency incidents and respond quickly to incidents of all types – but particularly in the high-hazard industries.

We regularly advise our clients on health and safety prosecutions, accident inquiries, formal interviews and investigations undertaken by inspectors, corporate manslaughter investigations, inquests and fatal accident inquiries, appeals against improvement and prohibition notices, compliance with UK and European regulatory requirements, fire safety regulation, drafting corporate safety policies and contract documentation, safety aspects of projects and property management, due diligence in acquisitions, directors and officers personal liabilities, management training courses, personal injury defence and risk management, and training.

We have significant experience advising in the waste, mining, oil & gas and real estate sectors.

“Punchy, timely, real world and on point advice."

Legal 500

"Outstanding service" which "inspires confidence in times of internal pressure and stress."

Legal 500

"It's a very strong team, and I rate them very highly indeed."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

"The service I get from CMS is excellent and I enjoy the team dynamic."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

"Great strength in depth."

Legal 500, 2020

"exceptional" and "extremely knowledgeable and able.".

Legal 500, 2018

‘shows great attention to detail.’

Legal 500, 2017

'CMS’ practice has significant experience in a wide range of environment, and health and safety matters.'

Legal 500, 2017
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07/06/2021
The road that lies ahead
Jac­queline Rédarès and Lu­kas Root­man from our Health, Safety & En­vir­on­ment team ex­am­ine the  is­sues of health, safety, well­being, build­ing & fire safety and oth­er reg­u­lat­ory risks fa­cing the so­cial...
21/04/2021
The im­port­ance of ef­fect­ive health and safety meas­ures to suc­cess­fully...
Over the years pre­ced­ing the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, health and safety struggled to make head­line news un­less a ser­i­ous in­cid­ent oc­curred, such as the tra­gic loss of life in the Gren­fell Tower fire. However...
01/02/2021
The fu­ture of work­ing from home in the post-COV­ID world
At the be­gin­ning of 2020, em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees were hast­ily forced in­to a new work­ing en­vir­on­ment. Nearly half of people in em­ploy­ment did some work from home and the vast ma­jor­ity of those did so...
18/01/2021
The im­port­ance of ef­fect­ive health and safety meas­ures to suc­cess­fully...
Over the years pre­ced­ing the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, health and safety struggled to make head­line news un­less a ser­i­ous in­cid­ent oc­curred, such as the tra­gic loss of life in the Gren­fell Tower fire. However...
11/12/2020
Health & Safety CMS News­let­ter Decem­ber 2020
CMS is proud to present the latest Health and Safety News­let­ter which dis­cusses the Su­per Puma FAI de­term­in­a­tion, the health and safety of em­ploy­ees work­ing from home, the im­port­ance of work­force wel­fare...
10/09/2020
UK and EU Health and Safety CMS Cal­en­dar and News­let­ter Septem­ber 2020
CMS is de­lighted to present its bi-an­nu­al Health & Safety cal­en­dar and latest Health and Safety News­let­ter. The Cal­en­dar provides key dates for pro­posed and ex­ist­ing health and safety le­gis­la­tion in the...
26/06/2020
Con­sent­ing and Real Es­tate Con­sid­er­a­tions for De­vel­op­ing Hy­dro­gen Pro­jects
Hy­dro­gen is be­gin­ning to play a crit­ic­al role in de­liv­er­ing the de­car­bon­isa­tion agenda. It has pos­sible ap­plic­a­tions across a wide range of sec­tors, and the po­ten­tial to de­car­bon­ise dif­fi­cult-to-elec­tri­fy...
17/06/2020
Health and Safety News­let­ter June 2020
Our latest Health and Safety News­let­ter cov­ers the new Health and Safety Ex­ec­ut­ive Guid­ance in re­spect of lone work­ing, re­cent Health and Safety Ex­ec­ut­ive cases and provides a spe­cif­ic “COV­ID-19 in...
03/10/2017
Health, Safety and En­vir­on­ment Con­fer­ence
We are de­lighted to in­vite you to at­tend our second an­nu­al Lon­don Health, Safety and En­vir­on­ment Con­fer­ence on Tues­day, 3 Oc­to­ber 2017 at our UK Headquar­ters, Can­non Place. We will be con­sid­er­ing de­vel­op­ments...
24/05/2016
CMS UK launches Brexit check­lists
With only a month to go un­til the ref­er­en­dum on Bri­tain’s mem­ber­ship of the EU, the polit­ic­al de­bate is in­tensi­fy­ing as both the re­main and leave groups put for­ward their cases.Today, we are launch­ing...