Ashleigh Harold

Regulatory and Business Defence Lawyer

+44 (0) 845 257 9449

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Ashleigh Harold has spent her career advising clients in relation to some of the most serious and high profile health and safety prosecutions. She has been commended as a regulatory lawyer for her client focused advice and resolve to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. Ashleigh advises both major corporations, directors and private individuals on contingency planning and protocols to manage and reduce the impact of an incident occurring through training and improved procedures. When an incident has occurred, she is available 24/7 to assess the circumstances and provide decisive advice on how the process should be managed to minimise problems. Ashleigh advises throughout all stages of the legal process. She will negotiate with the regulators, represent clients called to interviews under caution, appeal enforcement notices, challenge decisions to prosecute and take cases to Judicial Review. Ashleigh also conducts her own advocacy in criminal and coroner’s courts.


Ashleigh’s Recent Work:

Representing client in relation to an ongoing investigation being carried out by the Health and Safety Executive following an explosion at commercial premises. 

Advising UK based construction company on updating its systems and procedures under Health, Safety and Environmental Law, in particular, the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015.    

Providing advice to UK parent company and its subsidiaries in relation to crisis management.    

Currently retained in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.  

When not serving the interests of clients, Ashleigh reports a life of service to her demanding family! She enjoys escaping on long runs through the countryside and practising yoga.


“I first became acquainted with Ashleigh Harold in late Summer of 2012 following a tragic incident in the workplace. From the very beginning Ashleigh provided us with faultless corporate and personal guidance. Ashleigh’s appointment surpassed her changing employers and she finally represented us as a Partner at My Business Counsel. Ashleigh’s depth of experience in Health & Safety law and proceedings is first class – with her case work often referred to as “the best we have seen” by barristers and QCs alike.

When one is confronted with a serious health & safety event you need support, reassurance, knowledge, experience, intuition, thoroughness and human understanding – Ashleigh comes with bundles of all of these attributes. You also need someone who can help translate the sometimes daunting experiences in a manner which you can comprehend and she routinely does this.

Ashleigh is an exemplary health & safety legal representative and I can think of no better legal ally to proactively or reactively support you and your business – a star of her profession.”

Richard Stockwell, Director of Westgreen Construction Limited