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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Paul Verrico

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Paul is a Partner and experienced Solicitor-Advocate in our Regulatory group, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the Business Accountability Research Centre and a Member of the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates.

Specialising in corporate criminal defence; his experience covers health and safety, environmental, road traffic and education disciplines. He regularly defends proceedings brought by the HSE, EA, Local Authorities and VOSA.

Recent experience includes acting for a contractor following an electrical explosion; advising a pharmaceutical company following a discharge to controlled waters; performing a compliance audit at an energy company; acting for a services company and two transport managers at a Transport Public Inquiry; acting for a distributor following radiation exposure at a warehouse; representing a manufacturer following a factory explosion; acting for a global company following 2 serious manufacturing incidents; advising a major leisure operator following a rat infestation and representing a global equipment manufacturer at a lengthy inquest.

Paul conducts his own advocacy whenever possible.

He has written numerous articles for major trade publications and national newspapers. Paul leads the Health and Safety Training team which educates Eversheds' clients on regulatory matters, and in the past year he has personally trained over 1,700 delegates both on public courses and in-house with outstanding feedback. In autumn 2011 Paul wrote UCEA's legal opinion on the potential criminal liabilities flowing from college and university field trips. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and was awarded the Lincolnshire Award of Merit in Education for outstanding contribution to that sector in his previous career as a lecturer.




London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

With 'real strength in depth across the board', Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's 'leading practice' handles national and international health and safety issues with a high-profile corporate client base encompassing Siemens, EDF Energy and Centrica. Kevin Elliott leads the group nationally from Leeds; he recently acted for a national property management company in an investigation related to the death of a member of the public who was hit by falling shopping centre debris during a storm. Clients also single out the 'brilliant' Paul Verrico, who acted for Tarmac Marine in a prosecution for a breach of Maritime Asbestos legislation; David Young, who is 'excellent' and Tim Hill, who advises energy, chemical and manufacturing clients.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's national health and safety practice is headed by Kevin Elliott and handles contentious and non-contentious health and safety matters, including consulting on policy and compliance and advising on training of clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Paul Verrico, based in the Leeds office, led a team representing Tarmac Marine in its prosecution by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for a breach of Maritime Asbestos legislation. The team achieved a significantly reduced fine for its client in this matter. Additionally, a team led by Newcastle-based Tim Hill represented Greencore Grocery in police and HSE investigations following a contractor fatality. In an example of the practice's advisory work, the team was instructed by a large UK power company in relation to reviewing contracts, procedures and risks.

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