Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing
Robert Stevenson acts for the prosecution or defence in many areas of regulator & disciplinary law. He is on the list of specialist regulatory advocates in health & safety and environmental law, and on the Football Association’s list of registered lawyers.
He has appeared in many health & safety cases involving allegations of serious breaches of the health & safety regulations, including numerous cases resulting in death, loss of limb(s) or other severe injury. He is also regularly instructed to appear before the Coroner’s Court in relation to inquests into death.
Robert has conducted many environmental cases, including allegations involving the operation of regulated facilities without an environmental permit; keeping/treating controlled waste without a waste management licence; and other waste management offences.
He has also conducted a number of water pollution cases, including the disposal of diesel and other noxious substances into the waterways.
Robert has conducted numerous appeals against both sentence and conviction in the Court of Appeal and has also appeared in the High Court in a case stated appeal in a shotgun licensing case.
He has a good knowledge of prison law and often appears on behalf of prisoners at adjudications and parole hearings.
As a registered lawyer with the Football Association, Robert is able to act on behalf of clubs or players in contract negotiations or disciplinary hearings. As a former semi-professional footballer himself, he has an excellent understanding of all rules and regulations issued by FIFA and the Football Association.
Robert also conducts appeals (and provides advice upon appeals) against Licensing Committee decisions.
North Eastern Circuit
University of Leicester, LLB (2:1)2003
Nottingham Law School, BVC (‘very competent’)