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Sam specialises in UK and EU health and safety and environmental law. He has acted on a number of HSE and local authority safety investigations and prosecutions, including in the oil and gas, rail and retail sectors.
His practice area includes waste management, producer responsibility, product liability, pollution liability, environmental permitting, water and drainage, land contamination and health and safety.
Sam assists clients with all areas of environmental and safety regulation, including in relation to regulatory investigations, prosecutions, compliance issues, liability concerns, and contractual drafting to cover environmental and safety issues. He speaks regularly at industry events and writes a regular legal column on environmental law in the waste industry's main trade journal, CIWM. He is a visiting professor in environmental and safety law at the University of Law.


Lawyer Denton Wilde Sapte 1999-2001, senior associate 2001-05; partner SNR Denton UK LLP (Formerly Denton Wilde Sapte) 2005-11; partner Dentons UKMEA LLP (Formerly SNR Denton UK LLP) 2011-present. He writes a regular legal column on environmental law in the waste industry's main trade journal, CIWM.


UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA); Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)


University of Bristol (BA HonS 1993, MA 1994); City University (Common Professional Examination 1997); College of Law London (LPC 1998).

London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Stephen Shergold and Malcolm Gunnyeon jointly lead the national team at Dentons; clients praise Shergold as 'one of the best lawyers you will find, with an astute commercial mind'. Other key individuals include Helen Bowdren, who is a 'clever and committed lawyer', and consultant Sam Boileau, who 'has a keen brain and an excellent eye for detail. The group is active in the oil and gas, waste, food, technology and rail sectors and regularly handles the health and safety elements of corporate transactions; Bowdren and Gunnyeon recently advised PwC and the official receiver of Carillion's insolvency on the related health and safety issues, and Bowdren assisted Group One Automotive with the health and safety due diligence related to its acquisition of Beadles Group.

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London: Real estate


Within: Environment

The team at Dentons¬†offers a ‚Äėvery broad understanding of the environmental legislative framework.‚Äô Head of team Stephen Shergold¬†covers all areas of environmental law, with a particular focus on the oil and gas, waste, contaminated land and environmental insurance sectors. Recent work includes advising Network Rail on air quality matters and local air quality management areas related to one of Scotland's busiest train stations. Helen Bowdren¬†has ‚Äėvery good people skills allied to strong industry knowledge‚Äô. Consultant Sam Boileau¬†has ‚Äėa real passion for the environmental and health and safety legislative framework with the ability to get promptly to heart of an issue‚Äô.

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