Breige is a member of OC's top ranked specialist health and safety team and specialises in health and safety law and related civil litigation.

Every adverse incident produces 4 potential outcomes; an Inquest, a criminal prosecution, regulatory intervention and a civil claim for compensation.

From the outset, Breige works closely with other team members to ensure a co-ordinated strategy is in place to minimise exposure. She is particularly interested in delivering the "lessons learned" aspect with the aim of enhancing workplace culture and minimise future risks.

Breige advises upon complex and catastrophic Motor, EL and PL claims for insured and self-insured clients.

She also handles a wide range of industrial disease claims including HAVS, deafness, WRULD, dermatitis, industrial asthma and asbestos-related conditions.

Breige has a particular focus on utility and telecoms clients and has led the claims resolution service for a major utility client for 20 years+.

She is a highly skilled negotiator and committed to alternative dispute resolution. Long-standing clients particularly value her pro-active approach, tactical awareness and sensitivity to commercial issues.

Breige also works with clients to identify and remedy H&S issues upstream via amending policies, procedures and operational requirements to minimise future claims exposure.

Legal 500 Health & Safety ranking: “Breige Murphy is “smart and super-organised” and a personal injury specialist.

Client's say about Breige: "Breige' s knowledge and expertise are exceptional. She is very responsive, knows our business inside out and delivers clear advice which reflects our litigation and commercial objectives. The level of service provided on a daily basis by Breige and the PI team is outstanding" – Major Utility client.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I am a  Mental Health Champion and First Aider and recognise the importance of health and wellbeing in delivering ESG corporate strategy. Given the health and economic consequences of the pandemic, social purpose and equality presents significant challenges but also an opportunity to make real, sustainable changes going forward.

I am actively involved in our Social Diversity Network which focuses on retaining diverse and inclusive talent  which is reflective of the society in which we work.

As part of Osborne Clarke's commitment to widen access to the legal profession, I act as a supervisor to a Solicitor Apprentice and participate in the programme run by The Bridge to improve the career prospects and life chances of young people in secondary schools with a higher than average proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.