Top Health & Safety Barrister

Jim Sturman QC is recognised as one of the UK’s best health and safety barristers and is regularly instructed to advise and represent clients (both corporate and individuals) in relation to enforcement action by the Health & Safety Executive (“HSE”).

Director acquitted in Health and Safety fatality case

Jim acted for a Director of a building company acquitted of all offences after the death of an employee killed after a fall from height whilst at work.

R. v. X

Managing Director acquitted of breaches of health and safety legislation. Jim acted for X who was prosecuted after the death of an employee in an industrial accident. The Company was charged with corporate manslaughter and two of the Directors with Health and Safety offences. Jim’s client was acquitted of all charges he faced after a [...]

Crane collapse

Advised a company following the death of one of their employees after a crane collapsed.

Metal reclamation

Jim was instructed to defend a company following a workplace fatality when an employee was crushed to death in a hopper he was trying to clear.

Arsenic poisoning

Jim was instructed following the dealth of a man who had stepped into an industrial over to clean it but who suffered fatal levels of arsenic poisoning.

Workplace fatality

Acted for the COO of a large company who found himself prosecuted as an individual alongside his employer after a fatality in the workplace. Eventually the prosecution were persuaded to offer no evidence against Jim's client.

Potters Bar Rail Crash

Jim acted for a company in relation to its potential liability following the rail crash at Potters Bar.

Buncefield Oil Depot

Acted for the defence in the HSE prosecution arising from the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot.

Leading Health & Safety Barrister

Jim regularly advises and acts for the defence in Health and Safety Executive prosecutions, both before and after charge. Jim acts for companies and for bereaved families at inquests, and is often retained to advise in many cases involving fatalities at work. He is a down-to-earth barrister who is really good, and has loads of [...]