Specialist legal training and consultancy
in major incident management

David Burrows-Sutcliffe

David Burrows-Sutcliffe

 David is also a member of the Emergency Planning Society

David Burrows-Sutcliffe is a well-known and highly respected London-based lawyer having acted in numerous major incident cases from the Deal Barracks bombing and the Ladbroke Grove rail crash through to the Borough Market terrorist attack.

He has been listed by the ‘Legal 500’ publication as one of the top specialist lawyers in the UK.

Having experienced at first-hand the shortcomings of organisations in dealing with major incidents, David now specialises in providing expert legal input to emergency services and all Cat 1 and Cat 2 organisations (including the UK government) in fulfilling their obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

His principal areas of expertise are the NHS (and private health care providers), the fire and rescue service, local authorities, UK airports, and government departments in England and Wales.

His most recent major incident involvement has been in relation to the UK Covid-19 pandemic response and its complex legal aftermath.

His professional but good-humoured and positive presentation style, honed over many years of practice, has resulted in David being recognised as a leading specialist in major incident management throughout the UK and internationally.

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