Safety first for new partner at Ward Hadaway | 09 March 11
LAW firm Ward Hadaway has strengthened its health and safety and environment teams with the recruitment of partner Kirsty Gomersal.
Kirsty (left) was formerly head of regulatory at law firm Cobbetts and has a wealth of experience in the field.
She advises both organisations and individuals on a wide range of compliance and risk management issues as well as carrying out regular training sessions on such issues.
Kirsty has guided clients through investigations, prosecutions and other enforcement action by regulatory bodies including the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency, the Office of Fair Trading and various local authority Trading Standards teams.
She is an experienced advocate, having Higher Rights of Audience in all courts, enabling her to represent companies and individuals in coroner’s inquests, criminal courts and tribunals.
Kirsty has advised companies and directors on proceedings connected with a number of work-related fatalities, including advising on corporate manslaughter issues.
Kirsty said: “I am really pleased to be joining Ward Hadaway.
“It has got an excellent reputation in the market place and is a firm which is ambitious and keen to expand.
“There is a real focus on providing the right commercial solutions to clients and helping them to achieve their business goals and that is something which I have always looked to provide in my career.”
Stephen Graham, partner and head of licensing and regulatory at Ward Hadaway, said: “Kirsty’s impressive track record speaks for itself so we are delighted to have been able to recruit someone of her standing and reputation to the firm.
“I am sure she will prove to be a real asset to the team and of great benefit to our clients."