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Squire Patton Boggs

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Robert Elvin

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Squire Patton Boggs

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Environmental, Safety & Health



London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Squire Patton Boggs 'always provides an excellent service with second-to-none guidance and outstanding experience' across HSE investigations, compliance work, regulatory issues and transactional mandates. Rob Elvin leads the team from Manchester and focuses on corporate defence work; he recently acted for Suez Recycling and Recovery Tees Valley in an HSE prosecution following an accident at an energy-from-waste facility and represented Ontime Automotive in an investigation relating to a fatal accident. Other key individuals include David Gordon, who focuses on the chemical sector; legal director Gary Lewis, senior associate Robert Biddlecombe and associate Laura Clare.

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London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Product liability: defendant

Squire Patton Boggs  is recommended for giving 'prompt, clear advice, and the telephone advice on recall topics is always very helpful.' The firm's clients include household names such as Mamas and Papas, which it continues to advise on a global product recall and reputation matter. The client roster also features manufacturing clients across the furniture, food and drink and automotive industries. The firm work on product recall matters, regulatory advice and enforcement matters in the main, with a lesser focus on civil litigation. Notable lawyers in the team are Manchester-based managing partner Rob Elvin  and Birmingham-based director Nicola Smith.

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London: Real estate


Within: Environment

The¬†‚Äėexcellent‚Äô team at Squire Patton Boggs¬†is led by Rob Elvin, who brings expertise in the nuclear, electricity and wind farm industries, with strong experience of handing civil toxic tort, nuisance, noise abatement, air, water and ground pollution and permit appeal cases. Birmingham-based David Gordon¬†is ‚Äėan excellent all-rounder‚Äô.¬†

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North West: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Rob Elvin - Squire Patton Boggs

Within: Health and safety

Squire Patton Boggs's¬†‚Äėexcellent‚Äô practice is led by the¬†‚Äėhighly effective‚Äô Rob Elvin, who has¬†‚Äėa great deal of experience in relation to the many different scenarios experienced by clients‚Äô. The broad practice has been increasingly advising on product safety work, suicide in the workplace as well as security and terrorism related risks and duties under health & safety legislation. The team has also been active on the non-contentious side advising on accident investigation protocols, modern slavery and child safety in relation to Ofsted guidance. Highlights included advising a client after an employee sustained serious burns to his back whilst carrying out rodding of a blockage at the plant. ¬†Clients include Clinton Cards, Cancer Research UK, the NEC Group and Homebase.

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North West: Real estate

Planning and environment

Within: Planning and environment

Squire Patton Boggs works closely with its national and international network of offices to advise on planning and environment matters. The environment team is regularly instructed on non-contentious advisory work and regulatory defence work and is noted for its experience across environmental permitting, fracking and contaminated land. Manchester managing partner Rob Elvin  leads the contentious environment team, which includes director Gary Lewis, who handles environmental and health and safety litigation, and associate Laura Clare.  The national planning team is led by Leeds-based Richard Glover.

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