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Amy Sadro, Principal Associate

Amy Sadro

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Aerospace, defence and security
  • Diversified industrials
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Environment
  • Health and safety
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Industrial engineering
  • Inquiries and investigations
  • Regulatory investigations and enforcement

Practice notes

Amy is a Principal Associate in the Environment, Health and Safety Team.

She has many years of experience acting for organisations across a number of sectors including aviation, manufacturing, construction, leisure, healthcare and transport. Amy previously worked for the Health and Safety Executive.

She acts for organisations and individuals following an (often fatal) incident at work investigated by regulators including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Office of Road and Rail and Local Authorities, following serious incidents, providing advice on the Inquest process, criminal prosecutions, trials and sentencing hearings. Amy’s experience includes:

  • Acting for an organisation assisting the Coroner in the Inquest into the deaths following the Manchester Arena terrorist attack;
  • Acting for a railway engineering company prosecuted following a fatal incident of a technician;
  • Acting for a leisure company following two separate fatal incidents in its swimming pools;
  • Acting for a wind energy company prosecuted following the fall from height of an employee;
  • Acting for a Contracts Manager prosecuted following a fatal incident off Regents Street in London, heard at a two month trial at The Old Bailey; and
  • Acting in the biggest corporate manslaughter case following the Gleision Mining disaster in 2011 and successfully defending the mining company of four counts of corporate manslaughter.

Amy has undertaken a number of holistic reviews of health and safety for organisations seeking to make proactive improvements in their health and safety management systems. Recent examples include a review for a train maintenance company including over 25 site visits; a review of a leisure operator with over 200 locations in the U.K.; and a review of safety management of one of the largest construction projects in Europe.

Amy has an active practice in environmental law and acts for a large water company with respect to pollution incidents advising on the Environment Agency investigation process through to the conclusion of prosecutions.

Amy also provides non-contentious health, safety and environmental compliance advice to organisations on a range of issues including director’s responsibilities, health and safety policies and procedures, driving for work and management of noise and vibration.

Amy has written articles on incident response, directors’ responsibilities, gross negligence manslaughter. She has also spoken at a number of training events and conferences on a range of health and safety issues.

Amy is the Vice Secretary of the Health and Safety Lawyers' Association.