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My Expertise

My specialist subject is crisis management, specifically dealing with the media and handling regulators following serious incidents. I work across the Construction/Infrastructure, Insurance, Road haulage, Food, Oil and Gas sectors providing expertise in health and safety regulation as well as compliance training and audits.

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I have been at DWF for 14 years and work on a national basis. In my role as Head of Regulatory I lead the firm’s Crisis Response Service, which is designed to provide clients with a legal service incorporating media advice and employee well-being. This aims to protect clients’ reputations when they are in the middle of a crisis situation.

I am commended in the Legal 500 directory and in Chambers and Partners (2012) as 'Best in UK'. Chambers also states that I have an "exceptional legal mind," while maintaining a "calm and understated manner."

I Chair the UK Health and Safety Lawyers Association which results in my being asked to attend Select committee hearing, speak at national conferences and liaise with governmental advisors on policy development.

I have worked on many ground breaking precedent setting cases, in particular R v HTM, R v Porter and R v Lion Steel.