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Helen Bowdren

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Helen is a partner in the Environment and Safety practice. She advises clients on all aspects of environmental and safety risk, in various sectors including waste, chemicals, oil and gas (onshore and offshore), mining, infrastructure and transport. Helen represents clients in contentious matters, including Environment Agency and HSE investigations and prosecutions, judicial reviews and statutory appeals. She has an international practice, having worked in Dubai and South Africa, and regularly advises on environmental risk in cross-border transactions. She is a member of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and the City of London Law Society Environmental Sub-Committee.



London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Stephen Shergold and Malcolm Gunnyeon jointly lead the national team at Dentons; clients praise Shergold as 'one of the best lawyers you will find, with an astute commercial mind'. Other key individuals include Helen Bowdren, who is a 'clever and committed lawyer', and consultant Sam Boileau, who 'has a keen brain and an excellent eye for detail. The group is active in the oil and gas, waste, food, technology and rail sectors and regularly handles the health and safety elements of corporate transactions; Bowdren and Gunnyeon recently advised PwC and the official receiver of Carillion's insolvency on the related health and safety issues, and Bowdren assisted Group One Automotive with the health and safety due diligence related to its acquisition of Beadles Group.

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London: Real estate


Within: Environment

The team at Dentons¬†offers a ‚Äėvery broad understanding of the environmental legislative framework.‚Äô Head of team Stephen Shergold¬†covers all areas of environmental law, with a particular focus on the oil and gas, waste, contaminated land and environmental insurance sectors. Recent work includes advising Network Rail on air quality matters and local air quality management areas related to one of Scotland's busiest train stations. Helen Bowdren¬†has ‚Äėvery good people skills allied to strong industry knowledge‚Äô. Consultant Sam Boileau¬†has ‚Äėa real passion for the environmental and health and safety legislative framework with the ability to get promptly to heart of an issue‚Äô.

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