Sarah Valentine is a Senior Associate in our Environment, Health and Safety team where she acts for companies and individuals who are being prosecuted for manslaughter offences (including corporate manslaughter) and offences relating to health and safety, fire safety and food safety and hygiene.
Sarah is frequently called in to advise clients on site following fatal and serious workplace incidents where urgent assistance is required in the face of Police and other regulatory authority investigations (HSE, Environment Agency, CQC and the ORR). She also regularly advises clients during criminal and regulatory investigations and provides representation at PACE and other interviews and at Inquests.
Sarah is a regular advocate in the Magistrates' Court and Traffic Commissioner Inquiries. She also prosecutes organisations on behalf of water utilities companies in relation to illegal connections. Sarah is an Assistant Deputy Coroner for London Inner South. This judicial appointment will compliment Sarah’s existing coronial caseload as an advocate experienced in representing interested persons in inquests covering the range of complexities, including deaths in custody, workplace incidents, mental health investigations and jury inquests.
Sarah provides pragmatic and strategic compliance and risk management advice to senior management teams within a variety of sectors to include construction, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and transport and distribution.
Eversheds Sutherland’s EHS team is ranked in Band 1 of the UK’s legal directories. The team works on many of the UK’s highest profile environment, health and safety cases defending both large and medium sized companies. For more information please contact Sarah Valentine or visit www.eversheds-sutherland.com/EHS-UK.