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Kathryn Gilbertson

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Greenwoods GRM

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Head of Regulatory




Kathryn is renowned for her innovative approach that enables her clients to achieve their corporate goals without compromising their compliance strategies.

Kathryn Gilbertson is a director and head of the firm’s Regulatory team. She advises international and national companies on UK/European regulatory issues, including providing advice on food safety, product liability, health and safety, environmental and corporate governance matters.

Kathryn has a unique insight into the regulatory regime within which all companies trade in the UK and Europe, because of her ten years of experience as a prosecutor/compliance officer for various government agencies. She assists clients by developing self-auditing compliance protocols and reviewing due diligence defences through to defending companies and their directors in corporate manslaughter prosecutions following workplace accidents.

In addition, she has the technical skills to assist site and project managers on specific issues as well as being able to advise company directors on both their own personal and their company’s liability following an incident.

Kathryn is recognised by the legal directories as a leader in the field where ‘observers regard her as a highly accomplished regulatory lawyer.’ She regularly writes for industry journals on regulatory developments and is a frequently speaker at national and international conferences on developing issues such as corporate manslaughter, fire safety, trends in food poisoning etc. She has been called to advise government agencies on the practical aspects of regulatory enforcement matters.

East Anglia: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

The Peterborough office of Greenwoods GRM has a leading business defence practice and Kathryn Gilbertson is highly respected for handling corporate crime. The firm also provides a specialist prosecution service to private and public prosecutors who are not served by the Crown Prosecution Service. In 2018, the firm acted for large corporate clients including a national hotel chain, a major retailer, a local authority, and a national animal charity.

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East Anglia: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Kathryn Gilbertson - Greenwoods GRM

Within: Health and safety

The practice at Greenwoods GRM is regarded as one of the region's leaders in the field of health and safety, thanks largely to the stellar track record of leading light Kathryn Gilbertson who leads the regulatory team. The firm acts for a national client base in matters ranging from safety compliance and fire safety through to the defence of corporate criminal prosecutions. The firm is best known for its work within the hospitality, SME manufacturing and construction sectors, and it has a standout practice for matters involving food safety regulation.

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East Anglia: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

The charity and not-for-profit practice group at Greenwoods GRM saw its roster of clients grow in 2018 as more regional and national charities turn to it for advice on regulatory, employment and property matters. Regulatory and corporate defence specialist Kathryn Gilbertson, employment partner John Macaulay and lead commercial property partner Stephen Illingworth all play key roles in the practice, which has a long-standing relationship with St Johns Ambulance.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Environment & planning

Within: Environment & planning

The regulatory practice at Greenwoods GRM advises national companies, property developers, SMEs and private individuals on environmental compliance matters. Lead partner Kathryn Gilbertson is a committee member for the Eastern Region of the UK Environmental Lawyers Association (UKELA), and has an outstanding reputation for regulatory and business defence matters nationwide. The firm's work covers the full range of matters from noise complaints to the handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals.

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