The Sentinel – The Legal Leader Of The Pack
Gerard Forlin QC – the frst lawyer to receive the IIRSM President’s Commendation at the Risk Excellence Awards – is interviewed in the January / February 2021 edition of The Sentinel magazine, revealing what makes a top barrister in the field of health and safety.
If it goes pear-shaped, you need this guy on speed dial. He is the most demanded workplace, health and safety barrister in the world today.” This is a client describing the expertise of UK-based barrister Gerard Forlin QC and the recent recipient of the IIRSM President’s Commendation in last year’s Risk Excellence Awards – the first lawyer to receive this prestigious award.
The award recognises Gerard’s contribution to the advancement of risk management through his vast legal expertise which, over the past 37 years, has included civil, criminal and commercial litigation as well as consultancy in the areas of health and safety (H&S), corporate governance and manslaughter, disaster, regulatory offences, product liability, bribery and corruption as well as major event planning and crowd safety.
He has acted or advised on more than 250 fatality cases, including public inquiries into major UK rail crashes, and acted on some of the most high-profile regulatory and H&S cases in the last 10 years, both in the UK and internationally, including the Grenfell Tower inquiry, Alton Towers, Shoreham Air disaster and the Malaysian Airlines aviation disaster case in Asia.
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