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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Kevin Elliott

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Kevin is the head of Eversheds’ health and safety team, specialising in representing both individuals and organisations following workplace fatalities and serious incidents. Kevin also advises organisations on contentious environmental investigations and prosecutions.

Kevin has been involved in many of the high profile health and safety cases over the past decade including the Potters Bar train crash, Morecambe Bay helicopter crash and Chester le Street inflatable artwork fatalities.

Kevin devised and developed the Eversheds’ health and safety review product and has worked with a number of global and UK enterprises to test and review the robustness of their safety management systems. Kevin has then worked with these organisations to put in place effective improvements.

Kevin is a regular lecturer, author and broadcaster on health and safety topics. Since 2013 he has spoken at health and safety conferences in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal as well as the UK.

Kevin is retained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to prosecute health and safety and pollution incidents at sea. He is a member of the North Sea Network of prosecutors.

In the environmental field, Kevin regularly represents organisations under investigation for alleged environmental offences. He has a Masters degree in Environmental Law, with a specific interest in water pollution offences.

“He is an expert in the field with an ability to give clear guidance and not sit on the fence”. Chambers Directory 2014

“He has exceptional experience in health and safety”. Chambers Directory 2015

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London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Kevin Elliot - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Health and safety

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is a popular choice for multinational companies in relation to both contentious and non-contentious health and safety matters. Birmingham-based Kevin Elliott leads the team nationally and regularly advises on fatalities and serious incidents. Another notable name from the Birmingham office is David Young, who is especially experienced in the aerospace, energy, and food and beverage sectors. Newcastle-based Tim Hill leads the offices in Northern England and Scotland, and his work has a strong emphasis on the energy and manufacturing industries. Also recommended is senior associate Sarah Valentine who is experienced in corporate manslaughter investigations.

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North: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Specialising in preventative works and training, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is particularly active for diversified industrial manufacturing clients and construction clients. The practice increasingly provides proactive consultancy, assurance and governance, as well as notable expertise in compliance reviews. Kevin Elliott is the national head of the health and safety team, while Tim Hill leads in the north and is an expert in the high hazard energy area.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP represents large global and UK-based clients in all aspects of high profile prosecutions and investigations. In addition, its team is increasingly sought out to provide consultancy advice to clients on the development of policies, and to also assist with behavioural reviews. It also conducts general compliance appraisals. National team head Kevin Elliott acts for some of the world’s largest organisations.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

The environment, health and safety team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP combines contentious and non-contentious expertise to assist its impressive client roster, which includes a range of household names and highlights the firm's sector specialisms in the energy, manufacturing and education industries. The practice is jointly led by national practice head Kevin Elliott, who splits his time across several offices, and Leeds-based Paul Verrico, who has particular experience in the education sector. Senior associate Surekha Gollapudi is also singled out; she specialises in corporate criminal defence work and non-contentious compliance advice, and frequently handles inquests.

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