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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

70 GREAT BRIDGEWATER STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 5ES, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 497 97 97
Fax:
Fax 0845 497 8888
DX:
14344 MANCHESTER
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Web:
www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Catherine Henney

Tel:
Work +44 161 831 8583
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Eversheds Sutherland

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Catherine is a Principal Associate in our Regulatory group, specialising in contentious Health and Safety and environmental work.  She also has experience in trading standards and food safety law.

Catherine regularly advises and defends both organisations and individuals in relation to investigations and prosecutions brought by the HSE; Police; Local Authorities; EA and Office of Rail Regulation.  She also regularly leads prosecutions on behalf of statutory undertakers in the water industry.

Examples of her recent experience include:

  • Defending an EA prosecution against a company and its Directors for breach of its environmental permit in relation to dust management, with concurrent proceedings for revocation of the permit and recovery under POCA
  • Acting for a manufacturer of breathing apparatus equipment and advising in relation to a corporate homicide investigation led by the Scottish Police
  • Advising an electricity maintenance provider in relation to an ORR investigation into a serious electrical burns incident on the London underground power network
  • Representing a waste recycling company prosecuted for health and safety breaches following the death of one of its employees 
  • Advising an oil and gas client in relation to responsibilities and liabilities for gas pipeline safety
  • Representing a housing association at an inquest following the death of one of their residents and
  • Leading a number of concurrent prosecutions for breach of trade effluent consents; illegal water fittings; and contamination of the public watercourse.

Catherine has a Masters in Health and Safety and Environmental Law, has written articles on various regulatory subjects for publication, and regularly speaks at client and industry events. 

Catherine is also involved with the team's training programme, which provides bespoke Health and Safety training for Directors, Senior Managers and in-house Lawyers.

 

Position

Principal Associate

Languages

Italian (conversational)


North West: Real estate

Planning and environment

Within: Next generation lawyers

Catherine Henney - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Planning and environment

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s expertise spans complex planning and environmental matters, and the team is particularly noted for its experience in compulsory purchase and regeneration schemes, residential schemes, energy and retail sector developments are areas of expertise for the team. It was instructed by London & Continental Railways to resist a potential compulsory purchase of part of its Axis site in Birmingham for a highway improvement scheme and also advised the client on the redevelopment of the site. The team also acted for The London Borough of Barnet on compulsory purchase, planning and highways matters relating to the £4bn redevelopment of the Brent Cross shopping centre and the regeneration of Cricklewood in London; advised developer, Bluemantle Group, on the regeneration of the former Loco Works site at Horwich, Bolton; and advised new client Ørsted in connection with the implementation of two development consent orders to facilitate the delivery of the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The ‘highly recommended’ Richard Lloyd is active across planning, compulsory purchase and highways law, with particular expertise in large regeneration schemes involving compulsory purchase; and heads the compulsory purchase group. Michelle Moss regularly handles high-profile compulsory purchase mandates as does principal associate Matthew Collings. Senior associate Fiona Barker is experienced on infrastructure schemes and advises on the land assembly aspects of Development Consent Orders. Elizabeth Shepherd is ‘very experienced’ and is noted for her specialist chemicals expertise, and heads the environment team, which also features principal associate Catherine Henney and legal director Jane Southworth.

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