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Welcome to the website of the
Health & Safety Lawyers' Association

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The Health and Safety Lawyers' Association ("HSLA") is a national organisation aimed at those practitioners and academic lawyers who have an interest in an area of law that is rapidly increasing in scope and importance.


Its aims and objectives include:

  • To promote the development of health and safety law;
  • To further research and educate and train its members in the discrete area of health and safety law;
  • To promote the expertise of its members in dealing with issues of health and safety law.

HSLA seeks to include not only practitioners within the legal profession, but also academic lawyers whose areas of study include an interest in health and safety law. It aims to place emphasis on the increasing awareness of legal health and safety duties and the way in which they are complied with, enforced, investigated and ultimately form the basis for action in court.


The HSLA's Current Committee Members:

The Right Honourable Lord Justice Burnett
Court of Appeal

Vice President
Roger Henderson QC
Henderson Chambers

Steffan Groch
0161 603 5000

Vice Chair
Gerard Forlin QC
Cornerstone Barristers 2-3 Gray's Inn Square 020 7421 1848

Crispin Kenyon
Weightmans LLP
0207 822 7151

Sean Elson
Pinsent Masons
0121 3352907

Vice Secretary
Amy Sadro
020 7667 9153
Media & Communications Officer
Dewi Ap-Thomas
Weightmans LLP
0151 242 6898

Events Officer
Georgia Lythgoe
Osborne Clarke Solicitors 
Events Officer
Tim Hill
Eversheds LLP 
Bulletin Editor

Austin Stoton
2 Bedford Row
020 7440 8888

Deputy Bulletin Editor

Colin Moore
DAC Beachcroft LLP 

Public Affairs Officer
Simon Joyston-Bechal
Turnstone Law 

Scottish Chair
Laura Cameron
Pinsent Masons
0141 567 8632

Scottish Liaison Officer
Oliver Campbell
Henderson Chambers
020 7583 9020




HSLA Annual Conference,Dinner & AGM on Friday 25th November, One Great George Street, London
The HSLA Annual Conference & Dinner & AGM will take place this year on Friday 25th November at One Great George Street in central London. Please note the date now for your diary. Full details will be