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London > Employment > Health and safety

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Nick Rock  – DLA Piper

The safety, health and environment team at DLA Piper is well regarded for its integrated contentious and non-contentious offering for a portfolio of major national and international clients. The addition of Nick Rock from Reed Smith LLP has brought a major level of expertise in the environmental, health and safety aspects of complex commercial transactions and disputes, especially in regards to the on and off-shore energy, chemicals and technology sectors. He co-heads the team with Teresa Hitchcock, a market leader in environmental law, with particular expertise in contaminated land, nuisance disputes and regeneration projects. Alastair Clough and Ailish Oxenforth are also key members of the team.

London > Real estate > Environment

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Nick RockDLA Piper

DLA Piper‘s environmental group works across several areas of environmental law including UK, EU and international environmental advisory work, as well as acting in the defence of environmental prosecutions. The team is led by Teresa Hitchcock, who has expertise in contaminated land, nuisance disputes and regeneration projects, and Nick Rock, who recently joined the firm, having previously been the global head of the Environment, Health and Safety practice at Reed Smith LLP. Rock is highly praised by clients as a ‘market-leading partner’ with ‘outstanding leadership qualities’. Annie O’Connor also joined from Reed Smith LLP, and Olivia Cook joined from Norton Rose Fulbright. The team stands out for its expertise working with contaminated land, compliance issues, environmental approvals and assessments, and waste management and disposal.

London > Insurance > Product liability: defendant

DLA Piper‘s London regulatory team works closely with the firm’s teams in other countries, giving them a global reach and allowing them to take on major cross-jurisdictional matters from around the world. A number of big arrivals this year has dramaticall increased the team’s offering. Most notably, Nick Rock has come from Reed Smith LLP, bringing with him a specialism in international health and safety, product regulatory, chemicals, ESG and climate change law. He co-heads the team with Teresa Hitchcock, who provides advice to EU and UK clients on regulatory compliance, labelling and product withdrawals. Senior associate Annie O’Connor is another new arrival, coming from Reed Smith LLP along with Nick Rock.