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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Rachel Lyne

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Insurance and public risk.


Rachel has a wealth of experience advising across a range of regulatory issues covering investigations and enforcement action brought by: the Health and Safety Executive, Environmental Health Officers, the Environment Agency and Fire Authorities.  

Rachel’s contentious practice means she has gained significant experience in advising clients on a range of issues including: corporate manslaughter; health and safety, environmental offences (water pollution, waste, packaging, noise, odour and light pollution), food safety including hygiene and labelling; ; fire safety, product safety and recall, trading standards, consumer protection and alcohol and entertainment licensing.  She advises across the sectors with particular expertise in advising the construction, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and leisure sectors. 

As well as advising corporate clients, partnerships and individuals facing investigations and enforcement she also provides non-contentious advice and training on a range of regulatory issues including: REACH and WEE regulations; explosives regulations, COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulation), waste regulations, product recall protocols and crisis response protocols. 

Rachel has experience of advising at the most senior level within an organisations dealing with the most urgent types of regulatory investigations including fatal accidents and has extensive advocacy experience in both the criminal and coroner courts.


Trained Eversheds LLP; qualified 2001 into the regulatory team; paralegal, trainee, assistant solicitor Eversheds 1996-2004; assistant solicitor and associate in the regulatory team DLA Piper UK LLP 2004-12; partner Browne Jacobson LLP January 2013 to date.


Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association.


Chasetown High School (1985-92); Liverpool John Moores University (1992-95 LLB (Hons) 2(1)); University of Birmingham (1995-96 LPC (commendation)).


Enjoys walking, reading, fine dining.

West Midlands: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Browne Jacobson LLP  provides 'a comprehensive health and safety service in both advisory work and court work'. Rachel Lyne  is a key figure at the Birmingham office, and is 'very competent, thorough and knowledgeable'.  She recently advised Faltec Europe on a legionnaires outbreak and on a separate dust cloud explosion.

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West Midlands: Public sector


Within: Health

Browne Jacobson LLP  has expertise in clinical negligence, inquests, employment, property and commercial matters. Sarah White is an expert in high profile clinical negligence defendant work, as is her colleague Rachel Lyne . Neil Ward is also a key figure and is an expert in complex and sensitive inquest cases. Jonathan Hayden is an expert in commercial contracts and new care models, and recently advised NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG on developing a new care model where community services are commissioned on an outcome-focused basis. Helen Badger specialises in employment, particularly on complex tribunal claims and Martin Cannon works on construction disputes. Employment law expert Jacqui Atkinson recently joined from Capsticks LLP.

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