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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Tim Hill

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Tim is a Partner in the Eversheds’ Global Corporate Compliance Group. He specialises in the defence of criminal regulatory matters, including fatalities and corporate manslaughter, health and safety issues, environmental law, product safety, trading standards and road traffic cases. He also leads on safety compliance matters.

Tim's recent experience includes: acting for various chemical and energy sector clients during Competent Authority inspections and investigations; acting for a local authority following a fatal accident involving a piece of inflatable artwork in which two members of the public were tragically killed; acting for an international chemical company following a significant explosion at their plant; representing a national construction company in a Coroner's Inquest and subsequent HSE investigation; acting for a pharmaceutical company following a fatal incident at their manufacturing plant; acting for an NHS Trust after a patient in the community killed a charity worker; acting for a national energy company after an offshore helicopter crash involving seven fatalities; acting for a number of international clients in relation to CE marking and product safety issues.

His environmental experience includes defence of pollution and waste offences, challenges to and appeals against statutory notices, packaging waste and civil claims. Tim has advised Waste and Chemical sector clients on the preparation and submission of Appeals against a breach or refusal of a Pollution Prevention and Control ("PPC") Permit, and on the impact of European legislation on their businesses.

Tim has extensive experience of all areas of regulatory law and criminal procedure in the Magistrates' and Crown Courts, as well as crisis management, regulatory compliance, investigation and enforcement. He is also a Solicitor Advocate with rights of audience in the Higher Criminal Courts.

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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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North: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious health and safety work spanning regulatory compliance, investigations and enforcement matters. Leeds-based Kevin Elliott heads the team, which includes Tim Hill, who is the main contact for Newcastle. Hill acts for clients in the chemical, energy, construction, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors, advising on Competent Authority inspections and investigations alongside corporate and personal liability issues. In recent work, he assisted Greencore Grocery with police and HSE investigations following a contractor’s fatality, and acted alongside colleagues from the Leeds office for AGC Chemicals Europe in HSE investigations and the subsequent prosecution following allegations that poor quality pipework caused chemical burn injuries to a worker.

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North: Real estate


Within: Environment

At Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, team head Tim Hill specialises in defending clients in pollution and waste offences, challenges to statutory notices and packaging waste claims, among other criminal and regulatory matters. Hill is also well versed in guiding chemical and energy sector clients through competent authority inspections and investigations, and on the non-contentious side assists clients with compliance matters.

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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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