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David Rainey

David Rainey

Partner - Manchester

Health & Safety

T: 0161 504 8134

David is an experienced Partner in our Manchester office and is a highly regarding specialist regulatory lawyer.

He represents a broad and impressive range of clients across both the corporate and public sectors as well as individuals across all disciplines of regulatory law including police (gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter), HSE, CQC and local authority investigations. He typically becomes involved in assisting clients with crisis response in the immediate aftermath of a serious incident. David also represents numerous clients’ interests at PACE interviews and at inquest, including complex Article 2 inquests.

His advice spans the full spectrum of issues flowing from regulatory investigations including privilege, media relations, evidence gathering and submissions. He receives incredible feedback from his clients and has frequently been recognised as a Next Generation Partner by the Legal 500.

David also delivers tailored training and guidance documents for clients on a range of issues including incident response, investigation, inquests and privilege.



David Rainey - ‘has excellent judgment, superbly prepared and gets excellent results.'

David Rainey – ‘is a solicitor I would want acting for a member of my own family. He is conscientious and extremely detailed / hard working in his preparation of a case. He is compassionate with clients but still willing to give firm advice when necessary. He will always go the extra mile to try and get the right result for his client. When I work with him on a case it is always re-assuring to know that I have an independent and confident solicitor beside me who will properly challenge advice given and seek justification for it. In doing so the client is always confident that the position being taken has been fully considered’ 

“I was represented by David Rainey and his associate, and I could not have been any better looked after. Their knowledge and attention to detail was second to none”

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