Jamie Varney


  • Jamie Varney heads up our regulatory Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) team in Scotland. He is a litigation lawyer specialising in the defence of criminal health & safety cases.

  • Jamie and his team are ranked Band 1 Top Tier in Health and Safety by Legal 500, and Jamie is described by Chambers and Partners 2016 and 2017 as being “brilliant at client care” , "thorough, pragmatic and client focused" with a "very quick response" and whose "reassuring manner is priceless".

  • He has  represented the interests of both companies and individuals in relation to prosecutions and fatal accident inquiries. He has provided advice to clients in the course of regulatory investigations by the police, local authorities, Food Safety EHO, the Health and Safety Executive, ORR and SEPA. He has also tendered advice to several clients involved in regulatory investigation under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

  • Jamie also holds the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, and is also  a tutor at Glasgow University in the Diploma in Legal Practice. 

  • Jamie recently led the team which represented Glasgow City Council in relation to the tragic events of the uncontrolled bin lorry in December 2015 which led to six deaths.


  • Jamie is a member of the Health & Safety Lawyers Association.

Contact Details

+44 141 353 2121


"Tenacious on behalf of his clients" and "approachable, professional and competent."

Chambers & Partners 2019

'A particularly strong approach’ and ‘clear and pragmatic advice, tailored appropriately to the audience’

Legal 500 2018

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