Nigel Lyons > Browne Jacobson LLP > Exeter, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
1ST FLOOR, THE MOUNT
72 PARIS STREET
EXETER
EX1 2JY
England

Work Department

Insurance and public risk

Position

Nigel is a partner working in the firm’s Criminal, Compliance and Regulatory Team.  Nigel has a criminal law background and has specialised in all types of contentious regulatory advocacy for many years.  He has a particular emphasis upon health and safety and environmental cases.

Nigel advises in all areas where fatal and non-fatal accidents result in criminal investigations.  This can involve factory sites, farms, government and local authority properties, maritime incidents (both on and off shore), road traffice and all types of private and commercial premises.  Nigel’s experience allows him to advise in all such areas.

He deals with public and private sector matters wherer therea re serious accidents and injuries.  Defending companies/partnerships and individuals facing gross negligence/manslaughter/health and safety investigations involving commercial and agricultural accidents.  These could result in investigations by all types of linked government bodies includign HSe, Environment Agency, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, DEFRA, HMRC to name but a few.

Nigel deals with Transport and Logistics matters for national and local transport and infrastructure businesses.  He deals with DVSA investigations together with referrals leading to public inquiries before the Office of the Traffic Commissioner.

Nigel advises internaional, national and local businesses on health and safety risk reviews.  This has been particularly relevant with the ever changing Covid risk regulations.

Nigel’s regulatory expertise means that he is also regularly called upon to advise schools, multi academy trusts, higher education establishments and universities upon education sector risk issues and regulatory reviews.

He also acts for hospital trusts, ambulance services and fire authorities who require regulatory advice as a result of catastrophic incidents.  These can include assisting such bodies with police, coronial enquiries and at inquests.

Career

  • Foot Anstey LLP, 2002-2014

Education

  • Solicitor – Higher Courts (Criminal Proceedings) Advocate
  • Admitted 1990
  • LLB(hons) Law 1986

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Employment > Health and safety

Browne Jacobson LLP demonstrates strong capabilities in dealing with regulatory crime, including health and safety breaches. The key names in Exeter are Dale Collins and Nigel Lyons, who act for clients in both the private and public sectors. The team is sought to advise on prosecutions or investigations following health and safety accidents. It also provides advice on areas such as food safety, environment, the care sector and road traffic investigations. Andrew Hopkin in Nottingham is the overall head of the practice.