Expert Witness

Areas Of Expertise

I can provide independent expert reports and evidence in both criminal and civil courts. My areas of expertise are as follows

  • Practical application of health and safety law, particularly the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and subordinate regulations.
  • Health and safety management systems. Including the assessment of risk and the development and implementation of safe systems of work, selection of plant and equipment, training and supervision.
  • Enforcing Authority procedures and protocols.
  • Regulatory audit, Inspection and investigation.
  • Enforcement action relating to health and safety law.
  • Managing dutyholder relationships with regulators.


I have significant experience in the following areas:

  • Giving evidence in criminal courts including Coroner’s courts and have give evidence on many occasions on behalf of HSE in Regulatory matters
  • Presenting cases upon prosecution in the Magistrates Courts
  • Instruction and use of expert witnesses in criminal cases for HSE across a range of disciplines. This includes a knowledge of criminal procedure rules relating to expert evidence and experts’ duties to the court
  • The process of writing expert reports and providing assistance to the Court.
  • Writing HSE investigation reports, prosecution approvals documentation, briefing documents and advice notes for HM Coroner, CPS and others.
  • Assessing and reporting on the quality and performance of experts in HSE prosecutions at the conclusion of proceedings.

For a full Expert CV please see the link below

D Shorrock Expert Witness Curriculum Vitae