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Squire Patton Boggs

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708610 BIRMINGHAM 17

David Gordon

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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: 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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West Midlands: Real estate


Within: Leading individuals

David Gordon - Squire Patton Boggs

Within: Environment

Squire Patton Boggs¬†'s¬†David Gordon¬†¬†and senior associate¬†Robert Biddlecombe¬†advised Taylor Wimpey on a costs award following an earlier successful defence of a contaminated land appeal ‚Äď Gordon also advises other well-known businesses on contentious regulatory matters. Biddlecombe also advised Mitha Forecourts on the sale of the filling station business. Below partner level, director Anita Lloyd¬†has WEEE expertise, and senior associate Caroline Almond¬†handles transactional work ‚Äď she acted for the purchaser of a vehicle hire business with contamination liability and asbestos issues.

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