Myton Law becomes first affiliate for rail safety body

Myton Law becomes first affiliate for rail safety body

Yorkshire’s Myton Law has become the first law firm to be accepted as an affiliate of the independent rail safety body, the Rail Safety Standards Board (RSSB).

RSSB was established in 2003 following the Ladbroke Grove accident. Its core purpose is to help the industry work together to drive improvements in the rail system.

The board supports its membership of around 400, including passenger train operators, freight train operators, infrastructure managers and owners, and rolling stock manufacturers and owners, in order to improve health, safety and wellbeing performance. 

Keen to involve specialist law firms working in the rail industry, RSSB has recruited Myton Law as its first affiliate from the legal sector.

A specialist rail, logistics and shipping legal practice, Myton Law advises key players in the rail industry.

Commenting on the appointment, Mark Phillips, chief executive officer of¬†RSSB,¬†said: ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs fantastic to welcome¬†Myton¬†Law on board, to connect and collaborate with the rail industry in this way. We really look forward to working with their team to achieve positive benefits for both¬†Myton¬†Law, and for our wider community of members, affiliates and stakeholders.‚ÄĚ

Chris Thornes, head of¬†rail¬†law at¬†Myton¬†Law,¬†added:¬†‚ÄúSafety is always a large element of the contractual work we undertake for clients in the rail sector, so it is good to be invited to collaborate with RSSB.¬†The¬†Myton¬†Law rail team look forward to working with RSSB to contribute to its objective of ensuring that all areas of operation are as safe as possible.‚ÄĚ

Pictured: Chris Thornes and Mark Phillips
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