We understand that health, safety and the environment (HSE) is a key concern across the energy & natural resources (ENR) sector.
Reducing the number of incidents in the industry remains a top priority with workplace safety and reduction of environmental impacts reinforced as core values of many businesses. Similarly, having knowledgeable and immediate support in the event of an incident is critical.
Over the last 30 years, we have gained a reputation as the “go-to” law firm for HSE in the energy & natural resources sector. With one of the best health and safety offerings globally, we have a particular specialism in both risk mitigation activities and dealing with emergency response and crisis management in relation to both offshore and onshore incidents.
We recognise that preventing or reducing the likelihood of incidents is a priority and we are proud of our track record in partnering with clients in the ENR sector to understand their risk, consider response strategies and prepare for the unexpected. This often takes the form of safety case development, internal audits, training and stress-testing of existing systems.
We also regularly advise on cross-border, high profile, major incidents and are acknowledged for having “a vast operation”, with dedicated response teams across the world.
We have successfully acted on almost all the notable offshore energy disasters, including Piper Alpha, Sleipner A and the P36 Rig and more recently Bombay High North and Aban Pearl. We also advise on environmental issues whether in relation to decommissioning, spills or blowouts and represent both corporate and individual clients in criminal investigations and prosecutions across the full spectrum of health and safety cases worldwide.