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 recently she regularly acted for the HSE in a wide range of matters, leading to prosecutions being brought against third parties in the Magistrate and Crown Courts. She also acts for the firm's corporate clients and for individuals on the receiving end of such prosecutions. She has particular experience of dealing with very serious and fatal accidents. Such cases often involve her representing clients in the Coroners' Court. Erin also acts for and advises the firm's clients facing prosecution or investigation by other regulatory bodies, including Local Authorities, the Care Quality Commission and the Civil and Military Aviation Authorities. Many of these matters involve reputation management issues.

Testimonials

"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)