Members of the ESA

Clyde & Co.

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The Safety, Health and Environment ("SHE") Regulatory Department at Clyde & Co has an in-depth knowledge of the waste and recycling sector, and is trusted by FTSE100 companies, privately owned commercial organisations and well-known household names in relation to their most serious and sensitive matters. With the stakes so high, clients are reassured that Clyde & Co has one of the largest and most respected teams working in within the UK.

As an exclusively defence practice, we have experience of:

  • Representing corporate and individual clients in regulatory criminal investigations and prosecutions as well as appeals against statutory notices and inquests. Our legitimate strength in depth enables us to provide a 24/7 rapid response service and swift presence on site to ensure clients are in the best position to withstand robust investigations. This maximises the chances of the most favourable outcome in court at the same time as supporting the resilience and recovery of the business following an incident.
  • Providing bespoke training programmes for our clients on regulatory criminal enforcement topics
  • Providing proactive advisory work; in addition to excelling in our reactive offering to clients.

In recognition of the team's market leading service and reputation, we are consistently recognised as one of the UK's leading firms in this area of law by independent directories The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Indeed, across the UK as a whole, we have lawyers at every level in our team individually recognised as specialists in the SHE sphere.

Areas of Expertise

We cover a wide range
of matters including:
Regulators that we deal with:
Courts/Tribunals our
cases appear before:
Corporate manslaughter Police Magistrates court
Gross negligence mansaughter HSE Crown court
Health & Safety EA High court
Environmental HMRC Court of Appeal
Road traffic & transport Local Authorities Supreme Court
Fire safety Water utility companies
Employment tribunals *for appeals against HSE & prohbition notices
Trading stadards and consumer protection   Tax tribunals *waste matters only
Coroner requests   Planning inspectorate


‘The team has in depth experience of the waste and environmental permitting sector, with hands-on experience of regulatory and criminal appeals.’ - Legal 500, 2020


‘They provide a very high quality service; their experience is second to none – best demonstrated by lawyers who are stand-out experts in the field.’ – Legal 500, 2020


‘Clyde provides a dedicated team for HSE matters; we trust their integrity and the support and advice they provide to our policyholders is invaluable.’ Legal 500, 2020


If you would like any further information please get in touch with a member of our team at