Stephen Shergold > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Energy, Transport and Infrastructure


Stephen Shergold is a partner in the Environment and Natural Resources team at Dentons. The team is top ranked for environmental law in both Chambers and Legal 500. Specializing in environment and health and safety law, Stephen advises clients on incident response, day-to-day compliance matters and liability risk management.  He regularly advises on pollution liability regimes, process authorizations and environmental permitting, waste law, renewable energy law, international climate change mechanisms, resource efficiency mechanisms, nuisance and negligence, habitat protection, health and safety law and product liability. Stephen’s practice has a particular focus on the waste, oil and gas (upstream and downstream), mining, land remediation, clean-tech, chemical, insurance, and power sectors. In addition to advising private companies, Stephen has specific expertise in drafting regulatory frameworks and statutory instruments in both the EU and emerging markets.


  • Stephen is a member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and the Environmental Services Association.


  • University of Birmingham, 1997, LPC, (Distinction)
  • University of Birmingham, 1995, LLB, Hons.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Environment

(Hall of Fame)

Stephen ShergoldDentons

The team at Dentons is praised for its ‘combination of skills and commercial acumen’, as it handles multi-jurisdictional transactional work, advises corporate clients on environmental regulation and assists them in contentious situations. The practice’s client portfolio spans the oil and gas, energy, manufacturing, retail, real estate and insurance industries. ‘Very engaging’ environment expert Stephen Shergold leads the team and is at the forefront of the firm’s ESG work – a key area for which the firm has developed products and platforms to help corporate clients assess their exposure or manage their performance throughout their supply chain. Helen Bowdren plays a central role in the team, acting on large, cross-jurisdictional matters.

London > Employment > Health and safety

The health and safety team at Dentons  maintains a balance of transactional, advisory, and regulatory defence work across the energy, transport, food and drink, and manufacturing industries, advising a number of well-known clients in these sectors.  Environmental law specialist Stephen Shergold  leads the London operation alongside Malcolm Gunnyeon, who also leads the Scottish health and safety team. Shergold’s practice focuses on oil and gas, waste, and contaminated land, among other related specialisms. Helen Bowdren maintains an international practice and works with clients including chemical manufacturers.