Laura Clare

Laura Clare

Associate

Laura is an associate in our Environmental, Safety & Health practice, based in our Manchester and Birmingham offices. Her particular expertise covers health, safety and environmental prosecutions. She has experience of corporate and gross negligence manslaughter, road traffic offences and trading standards, including attendance at PACE interviews and advocacy in the Magistrates’ and Coroners’ Courts.

Laura gained several distinctions in her LL.M. including international dispute resolution, environmental law and law of the sea. She has worked internationally in both the US and Australia and has a broad knowledge of the wider international legal framework.

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  • Defending against prosecutions brought by regulators such as the Health and Safety Executive, the Police, the Environment Agency, Trading Standards, the Office of Fair Trading, local authorities, and the Fire Service.
  • Advising on joint police/HSE corporate manslaughter investigations, workplace fatalities and individual liability allegations under ss. 7 & 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Successfully acquitted an individual by a jury at Manchester Crown Court who faced charges arising from the death of his employee during demolition works.
  • Appearing at Coroner’s Inquests on behalf of a national public conservation organisation and insurer clients.
  • The successful defence of a HGV driver charged and prosecuted for an offence of causing death by dangerous driving and advising the logistics company regarding their driving at work policy.
  • High profile “outbreak fatality” cases relating to legionella, listeria and e-coli.
  • Advising international sports retailer regarding waste packaging obligations.

Education

  • University of Sheffield, LL.B., (Hons) Law 2:1
  • University of Sheffield, LL.M., International Legal Studies

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 2010

Languages

  • English

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