Specialist legal training and consultancy
in major incident management

David Burrows-Sutcliffe

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 David is also a member of the Emergency Planning Society

David Burrows-Sutcliffe is a well-known and highly respected London lawyer having acted in numerous significant major incident cases from the Deal Barracks bombing and 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 observed at first hand the shortcomings of organisations in dealing with major incidents, David now specialises in giving expert legal input to emergency services and all Cat 1 organisations (including government) regarding their obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

His main areas of expertise relate to the NHS, fire and rescue services, London local authorities, UK airports, and government departments in England and Wales.

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

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

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