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Shoosmiths LLP

2 COLMORE SQUARE, 38 COLMORE CIRCUS QUEENSWAY, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 864000
Fax:
Fax 08700 864001
DX:
701863 BIRMINGHAM-6
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Roy Tozer

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Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Commercial - Dispute resolution and compliance

Position

Roy is a partner who represents and defends companies which are being investigated or prosecuted by the regulatory authorities. The scope of work undertaken covers legal issues in relation to corporate manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, health and safety, product liability, bribery, corruption, fraud, trading standards, environmental health and food safety, corporate crime, money laundering, trading, FOIA and licensing matters. Roy works for a wide range of companies in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, construction, rail, manufacturing, retail, facilities management, health care, food, energy, sport, entertainment, warehousing, banking, pharmaceuticals and services. His significant health and safety cases include the Humber Refinery explosion in 2001 (ConocoPhillips), the Buncefield explosion in 2005 (Total), the Hillsborough investigation and many fatal accident investigations and prosecutions.

Career

Birmingham City Council 1988-93 (training contract and then upon qualification an assistant solicitor); associate Edge & Ellison 1993-98; DLA Piper: partner 1998 to 2016.

Education

Redruth, Cornwall; Sheffield (LLB 1987).


London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Roy Tozer - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Health and safety

Shoosmiths LLP's team covers the entire spectrum of health and safety work, primarily acting for large international companies. Birmingham-based Roy Tozer leads the team and is particularly active in the oil and gas and construction sectors. Also based in Birmingham is Hayley Saunders, who acts for both companies and individuals on investigations, prosecutions and compliance matters. Another key figure is the 'exceptional' Charles Arrand, who is based in Milton Keynes and operates primarily in the retail, food and beverage and hospitality sectors.

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London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Product liability: defendant

Shoosmiths LLP's team handles compliance and non-contentious matters; regulatory enforcement, investigation and prosecution; and product recalls and any resulting civil disputes. The department, which is led by Birmingham-based Alex Bishop and Roy Tozer, acts for manufacturers and retailers from a variety of sectors, with noteworthy experience in the automotive space. Other names to note are Philip Ryan and Paul Eccles in the Thames Valley office, Charles Arrand in Milton Keynes and senior associate Richard Marshall, who is based in Manchester.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Roy Tozer - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Health and safety

Shoosmiths LLP generates a large majority of its work through direct instructions from corporate clients. Its outstanding team has vast experience of all sectors of the UK industry, with particular expertise in the petrochemical, retail, automotive, manufacturing, food and health-care industries. The construction and housing sectors are also core areas of strength. Team head Roy Tozer is experienced in representing and defending major companies against investigations and prosecutions by regulatory authorities.

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West Midlands: Real estate

Environment

Within: Leading individuals

Roy Tozer - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Environment

Shoosmiths LLP has a track record of handling environmental remediation and permitting, criminal investigations and compliance issues for clients across a variety of sectors including healthcare, energy and automotive. Roy Tozer represents companies investigated or prosecuted by the regulatory authorities, while Hayley Saunders provides advice on environmental compliance aside from handling contentious work.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

White-collar crime is a relatively new area of work for Shoosmiths LLP's Leeds practice, which has established itself in the region under the 'dynamic' leadership of Dan Stowers after opening a base in the city in late 2016. The team primarily handles investigations and prosecutions for a client roster spanning individuals, corporates, partnerships and charities; it also has a substantial non-contentious corporate advisory element. Roy Tozer focuses on regulatory breaches.

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