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    Lyons Davidson sustainability success with ISO 14001

    Ben Derrington

    Regulatory Corporate Crime Partner

    Ben is a Partner and Head of the Regulatory Corporate Crime Team. He graduated from Imperial College London in 1998 with a Master’s degree in Environmental Analysis and Assessment. He then went on to study law in Bristol and joined Lyons Davidson in 2005. He specialises in regulatory, environmental, health & safety law, and food law. He has advised on the defence of prosecutions by the Environment Agency, the Health and Safety Executive, Defra, local authorities and the police.

    Ben has an exceptional track record of successfully handling the most serious and complex matters, including high-profile fatality related prosecutions, serious environmental incidents and international food scandals. He regularly carries out environmental and health & safety due diligence in multimillion-pound corporate transactions, and advises on complex compliance issues in developing areas of law.

    Ben’s vocational qualifications in both health & safety and environmental management put him a step ahead of other lawyers in the field and enable him to understand the technical context of an issue, and find practical solutions. Ben’s clients range from small businesses to multinationals and are typically in the food, agriculture, construction, waste, energy and transport sectors. His work often takes place in sensitive circumstances under the scrutiny of the national media and he is accustomed to working in multidisciplinary crisis-management teams.

    Email: bderrington@lyonsdavidson.co.uk
    Direct Dial: 0117 904 6319

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