Health and Safety
In an area where legislative change is a constant, our lawyers have the specialist knowledge necessary to advise clients across the full spectrum of their health and safety issues.
Our Health and Safety Group advises on compliance and defence of prosecutions and works closely with businesses to help them deal with the impact of an accident in the workplace.
European and Irish health and safety legislation is under constant revision, and we help our clients to manage this changing landscape, in relation to their employees and to their contractual obligations with others. This is particularly relevant to construction projects, and McCann FitzGerald has close links with all of the key stakeholders in the industry including the Construction Industry Federation and the various consultants’ bodies as regards health and safety.
McCann FitzGerald fields 'a stellar team of seasoned professionals', which handles complex contentious and non-contentious construction matters.The Legal 500, 2021
"Very knowledgeable, partners are accessible and responsive to client requests. Advice is from the relevant subject experts, is direct and to the point."IFLR 1000, 2020
Known for its 'excellent service', McCann FitzGerald's team advises on an impressive range of developments, infrastructure and energy projects.The Legal 500 2019
Well known for his expertise in regulatory issues such as health and safety and building control.Chambers 2018
Although our specialists' experience is more commonly called upon (simply because of the nature of the industry) in construction, we have experience across all sectors, including:
In each of these industry sectors, we provide advice to businesses regarding their statutory obligations to employees and to members of the public. We also act on behalf of clients in defending criminal prosecutions or other forms of enforcement steps taken by the enforcement agency, the Health and Safety Authority, or the Director of Public Prosecutions. This role involves not just defence of the criminal prosecution but also assistance during the investigatory stages following an incident both for internal purposes and before, and during, interviews under caution.