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Charles Arrand

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Shoosmiths LLP

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Commercial - dispute resolution and compliance


Charles is a partner with over 20 years' experience in providing regulatory crime advice to corporations and its directors on investigations, prosecutions and other enforcement actions in relation to the offences which can be committed by companies.  These offences can include bribery and corruption, environmental, waste and nuisance, corporate manslaughter, health and safety, trading standards, animal welfare, pricing and promotions, food labelling, food hygiene and food safety, weights and measures, Coroner's inquests, product recall and product safety.

Charles has expertise in all sectors but in particular retail, food and drink, hospitality and leisure, manufacturing, rail, construction, property and facilities management, automotive, government and defence, mining, transport, warehousing and logistics, and healthcare. Charles also and acts for individuals as well as many well-known global and high street businesses.

Acutely sensitive to reputational risk/brand protection issues, Charles routinely acts on high profile matters and is ranked both locally and nationally over many years.  Charles is a regular speaker at seminars and events, a provider of bespoke training for clients and umbrella bodies, a writer of articles on various subjects within his expertise and a reviewing editor of leading textbook Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice.



Charles trained at Pinsent and Co London and Birmingham and qualified in 1994.

June 2016 to date - Partner, Shoosmiths LLP
May 2005 to June 2016 - Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP
July 2003 to May 2005 – Senior Associate, DLA Piper UK LLP
September 1997 to July 2003 – Senior Associate, Pinsent Curtis Biddle
September 1994 to September 1997 – Assistant Solicitor, Pinsent Curtis
September 1992 to September 1994 – Trainee Solicitor, Pinsent and Co


The Law Society
Birmingham Law Society
International Bar Association
Middlesex County Cricket Club
British Association of Shooting and Conservation
The Java Far East Prisoners of War Club
Helmdon” and “The Intangibles Cricket Clubs


Uppingham School, Uppingham, Rutland

 University of Nottingham and Nottingham Law School: BA (hons) Law with History and Social Anthropology (1991) and Law Society Finals (1992)

London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Charles Arrand - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Health and safety

Shoosmiths LLP has 'a very strong team, which punches above its weight' and is 'building on the reputations of its market leading practitioners' - team head Roy Tozer and Charles Arrand; Tozer is 'the king of the health and safety world' and Arrand has 'buckets of experience forged over many years making him one of the country's best regulatory lawyers'. Recent highlights for Tozer include representing a contractor in an investigation following an injury during a tower block refurbishment project and acting for a large retailer in multiple workplace accident investigations. Philip Ryan and Hayley Saunders are also recommended.

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South East: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Charles Arrand - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Health and safety

Shoosmiths LLP's health and safety practice has wide-ranging experience covering non-contentious matters in addition to defending and prosecuting cases on behalf of corporate clients. It is particularly noted for its expertise in the petrochemical, retail, automotive, manufacturing, transport, food and healthcare sectors. In an illustration of its track record in the automotive sector, Philip Ryan acted for a global car manufacturer in a number of health and safety inspections into its UK and European arms, which revealed a number of unsafe practices and a failure to follow appropriate testing of lifting equipment; Ryan provided training to the company and, following written responses provided under caution, the authorities opted to forego any prosecutions. In another key mandate, the practice represented a provider of facilities and constructions workers in a HSE investigation arising from a fatal accident involving a delivery vehicle and a banksman at a construction site in London. Charles Arrand regularly acts for corporations and their directors in health and safety investigations, prosecutions and other enforcement actions.

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South East: Real estate


Within: Environment

Shoosmiths LLP acts for national and international clients across a range of sectors, with a particular emphasis on real estate, oil and gas, and waste management. The practice's workload covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters, from environmental due diligence and drafting warranties and indemnities on corporate transactions, to civil and criminal environmental matters including nuisance claims and prosecutions by environmental regulators. Recent highlights include acting for Altitude (Ascot) in a successful appeal agains the refusal to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of a waste processing plant for residential use. The practice also advised Lingfield Properties on the sale of a strategic site at the former Didcot power station to the Diageo Pension Trust, and assisted St Modwen Developments with the environmental aspects of the development and sale of  a £30m railway rolling stock manufacturing facility in South Wales to a Spanish infrastructure company. Charles Arrand heads the practice, which includes compliance and criminal defence specialist Philip Ryan.

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