Mary is a Partner in Osborne Clarke’s commercial and regulatory disputes team and leads Osborne Clarke’s health and safety practice.

Mary’s work involves advising and defending large corporate businesses and other organisations (both private and public sector) in relation to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, associated health and safety regulations, the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007 and other legislation regulated by local authorities, trading standards and the police.

She is recognised by the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories, particularly for strength in crisis management and client sector knowledge.

Mary qualified as a lawyer in 2005 and was admitted as a Higher Courts Advocate shortly thereafter. She joined Osborne Clarke in 2014 and was made partner in May 2016.

Mary Lawrence is acknowledged by clients as an “extremely helpful, supportive and knowledgeable” lawyer in the field of health and safety who is “tactically very astute and calm in a crisis.” She has wide-ranging expertise defending companies following incidents involving serious injuries and fatalities” Chambers UK 2017