Priscilla specialises in defending companies and individuals facing criminal and regulatory proceedings brought by Environmental Health, Health and Safety Executive, Fire and Rescue Service, Police, Trading Standards and various local authorities. Priscilla has a particular specialism advising on health and safety, fire safety, food safety and product safety issues.
Priscilla regularly assists clients with internal investigations and she advises across a variety of industry sectors including construction, engineering, hospitality, health and social care, manufacturing and retail. Priscilla's background in criminal defence means she is well equipped to provide clients with strategic insight into key issues from the early stages of a regulatory investigation right through to proceedings in the magistrates' court and Crown Court.
Priscilla is experienced representing clients at inquests in the Coroner's Court following workplace fatalities. Priscilla has also attained particular expertise working on Public Inquiries established to investigate matters of public concern. Priscilla is responsible for the co-ordination of the firm's representation of three bereaved families in the Manchester Arena Public Inquiry as well acting in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and advising in relation to the Infected Blood Inquiry.
Priscilla was seconded to the Regulatory team of a leading international clothing, food and homeware retailer at their head offices in London. Priscilla gained experience dealing with an array of regulatory and compliance issues unique to the retail and consumer sector including food hygiene, safety and standards, packaging and labelling, and pricing and promotions. She worked closely with key stakeholders and made recommendations to the business from a corporate compliance perspective.
Priscilla is recommended as a key lawyer in health and safety. She is recognised as a 'Rising Star' in Legal 500 and is ranked as an 'Associate to watch' in Chambers and Partners.
Priscilla was shortlisted for Rising Star of the Year at the Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards 2023. She was Highly Commended for Legal Professional of the Year at the Manchester Young Talent Awards 2022 and for the Best Contribution by an Individual at the LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2020.
Recent experience includes:
- co-ordinating and managing the team representing three bereaved families in the Manchester Arena Public Inquiry
- acting on behalf of a corporate Core Participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
- advising a research body following requests for information and material in the Infected Blood Inquiry
- advising a national food wholesaler at inquest and during an HSE investigation following a vehicle collision at a customer site
- representing a galvanising business in relation to an HSE investigation, prosecution and Coroner's inquest
- Professional memberships
- Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme
- Health and Safety Lawyers' Association (HSLA)
'Priscilla Addo-Quaye is a stand-out name at Addleshaw's. Priscilla is adept at managing very large teams on voluminous complex cases. Priscilla's ability to quickly assess, understand and advise on difficult and novel issues is highly impressive. Priscilla is incredibly hardworking, a first rate lawyer who commands the respect of her colleagues, opponents and the court.'
(Legal 500 2023)
'Priscilla Addo-Quaye is an exceptional lawyer who possesses impressive intellect, capacity for hard work and client relationships skills'
(Legal 500 2023)
'Priscilla Addo-Quaye is an intelligent and dedicated lawyer'.
(Legal 500 2023)
'Priscilla Addo-Quaye has been faultless as liaison between the counsel team, AG team and the Manchester Arena Inquiry Legal Team…Her legal work is equally impressive and she is outstandingly good with clients. Highly recommended, and a rising star'
'Priscilla Addo-Quaye is also first class, very hard-working and a star in the making.’
(Legal 500 2022)
'Erin Shoesmith and Priscilla Addo-Quaye brought real clarity and honesty to our cause and gave us real confidence that we had engaged a best in class team that personally cared about our business and the outcome of our particular challenge'
(Legal 500 2021)
'Brilliant at eliciting the trust of her clients and managing complex cases'
(Legal 500 2018)