Beth Thompson is an associate in our Environmental, Safety & Health Practice based in our Manchester office. Beth specialises in health and safety law, defending companies and individuals facing criminal and regulatory proceedings following serious and fatal incidents. She has experience handling initial investigations by both the police and regulators and representing clients throughout all stages of inquests, public inquiries and criminal litigation.

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    • Representing organisations in the public inquiry into the Manchester Arena Bombing.
    • Advising organisations in the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower Fire.
    • Representing a gas distribution company in relation to one of the largest HSE prosecutions in the UK arising out of various alleged breaches over many years of offending.
    • Assisting in the investigation and advising into HSE enforcement action following an explosion at an oil refinery.
    • Advising a hospitality company following a number of serious incidents and fatalities leading to various health and safety investigations.
    • Representing organisations in preparation for inquests in which they are allocated the status of Properly Interested Persons.
    • Acting on a number of corporate transactions in relation to health and safety, environmental, and anti-bribery and corruption queries raised during the due diligence process.

    Education

    • University of Law, Manchester, L.P.C. M.Sc., 2016
    • University of Manchester, LL.B., 2015

    Admissions

    • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2019

    Languages

    • English
    • French

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