Helen Devery

Helen Devery

Helen is a partner in the Manchester office and heads the SHE regulatory team nationally for BLM. She specialises in defending companies and individuals involved in HSE/CPS/EHO investigations and prosecutions. She advises both individuals and companies in manslaughter and complex HSE cases.

Helen is an accomplished regulatory lawyer with a high profile client base operating in many sectors but in particular in the manufacturing, engineering, construction and care industries.

She has been ranked in the Legal 500 as a “real expert” and “just outstanding”; and was described in the Legal 500 2018 as “undoubtedly impressive” and “calm, helpful and very capable”.

Helen is a frequent and accomplished speaker at national and trade safety events on specific regulatory issues as well as trends in the regulatory environment including fee for intervention, best practice in safety management, coroners’ reform and the new sentencing guidelines.

She has developed the “BLM tracker” which is a user-friendly app for tracking health and safety sentencing and its data and analysis has been published and referenced widely in the press.