Andrew Hopkin > Browne Jacobson LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Insurance and public risk.


Andy is head of our 16-strong criminal, compliance and regulatory team. In Chambers 2022, it’s noted that he ‘quickly grasps the most complex of topics to be able to formulate accurate and commercial advice.’ He has almost 30 years’ experience of criminal regulatory work ranging from corporate manslaughter investigations to high-profile environmental prosecutions and investigations by the CQC as well as large-scale police investigations and financial crime.

He spent six years as a criminal lawyer and regularly advises in respect of Magistrates and Crown Court cases. He is equally comfortable advising boards and management on the topic of regulatory compliance and policy. He appeared before the Work and Pensions Committee during the passage of the Corporate Manslaughter Bill through parliament and often contributes to publications on a variety of regulatory topics.

He manages the team across all our five UK offices and acts for clients nationally when they face business-critical decisions and scrutiny by the regulators. He recognises that reputation and livelihoods are often at stake following serious incidents and is invariably involved in the days after an incident to support clients and their staff through the stressful and challenging stages of a regulatory investigation.



Trained Browne Jacobson; qualified 1993; solicitor Stephen Burdon Solicitors; solicitor and associate Browne Jacobson LLP; partner 2009.


Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association.


Nottingham High School; Nottingham Trent University (1989); Chester Law College (1990).


Rugby coach.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Employment > Health and safety

Browne Jacobson LLP continues to be busy advising many private sector organisations on various health and safety accidents and incidents (including fatal accidents). Under the joint leadership of Nottingham-based Andrew Hopkin  and Birmingham-based Rachel Lyne , the group represents a significant number of public sector clients too. Also, of note, is the fact that the practice prosecutes health and safety cases for local authorities and the fire authorities. Senior associate, Luke Deal, is another known name.

East Midlands > Real estate > Planning and environment

(Leading individuals)

Andrew HopkinBrowne Jacobson LLP

The ‘superbly experiencedBrowne Jacobson LLP works for a wide range of public sector clients, including governmental bodies, local authorities and NHS trusts. The team is skilled at handling all forms of planning and environment matters such as consent orders, energy projects and environmental law. Laura Hughes has a particular specialism in nature conservation matters, while Richard Barlow handles a variety of high profile planning cases. Ben Standing specialises in the negotiation of complex section 106 agreements and applications for major development projects. Andrew Hopkin leads the firm’s criminal compliance and regulatory team, prosecuting a number of prominent environmental cases.

North West > Employment > Health and safety

Browne Jacobson LLP acts for private sector organisations in relation to health and safety accidents. The practice advises on regulatory issues arising out of food safety, environmental and road traffic incidents. Andrew Hopkin leads the team and is experienced in criminal regulatory work. Helen Simm specialises in the defence of corporates with support from Charlotte Butler .