Expertise

Erin leads the health and safety practice in the wider Civil Fraud and Corporate Crime Group. She is regularly instructed by the firm's leading corporate clients and individuals facing prosecution or investigation by the Police, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other authorities in the criminal courts.

Erin frequently lectures on health and safety and has recently presented to a large number of listed clients on issues including Corporate Manslaughter, Director’s Duties, Avoiding Enforcement Action, When an Inspector Calls and Crisis Management, the recently published Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter, Food Safety and Hygiene Offences guidelines.

Erin has been awarded Higher Rights of Audience for both civil and criminal proceedings.

Sources describe Erin as "massively talented", "breathtakingly good" and "a well versed advocate" in the legal directories.

Experience

Erin has substantial experience in contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters. Until 2012, she regularly acted for the Health and Safety Executive in a range of matters, leading to prosecutions being brought against organisations and directors in the Magistrates' and Crown Courts. She has particular experience of dealing with very serious and fatal accidents. Such cases often involve her representing clients in the Coroners' Court. However, she now solely acts for the defence and uses the expertise and knowledge she gained as a prosecutor for the benefit of the firm's clients on the receiving end of such action by the Police, HSE, Office of Rail and Road, Local Authorities, Fire & Rescue Service and other regulatory bodies

Testimonials

'Very impressive, easy to work with and responsive'
Chambers (2018)

'Very knowledgeable and able to communicate information excellently'
Chambers (2018)

'Steers each case to the best achievable outcome'
The Legal 500 (2018)

"She gives supreme confidence to clients and inspires a strong following around her." 
Chambers (2015)

"Very thorough and technically strong" 
Chambers (2013)

"She's just got everything; [she] works very hard, develops good judgement and looks after clients." 
Chambers (2012)