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Stephanie McGarry

Stephanie Coates

Stephanie McGarry


About Stephanie

Stephanie specialises in regulatory law with a particular focus on the issues affecting the education sector. Stephanie advises on policy drafting ranging from consumer protection to mental health and wellbeing. She advises and assists in relation to police, fire authority, health and safety and coronial investigations and the safeguarding process which often runs alongside such investigations. She is also familiar with issues affecting large portfolios of commercial buildings and residential premises and has produced bespoke databases for clients to assist them in managing their regulatory responsibilities as landlords, tenants and building owners. Her breadth of knowledge across the regulatory field makes her an invaluable source of expertise for education clients.

Stephanie regularly represents public bodies, including fire authorities, and advises in relation to the strength of evidence and liability risks both from a prosecution and defence perspective.

She has a particular specialism in dealing with large scale and complex health and safety and corporate manslaughter investigations and public inquiries. She has advised in respect of numerous fatal and non-fatal accident criminal investigations in connection with a variety of industries. This includes deaths on construction sites, agricultural sites, in educational settings and in NHS and local authority premises.

She assists clients with disclosure exercises for the purposes of the Coroner’s inquiry and police / regulatory investigations and regularly appears before coroners and magistrates.

She regularly attends interviews under caution with the Health & Safety Executive and the police.

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