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Surekha Gollapudi, Senior Associate

Surekha Gollapudi

Senior Associate


Telegu (fluent)

Practice areas

  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Health and safety
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Product liability and product recall
  • Transport

Practice notes

Surekha is a senior associate in the Environment, Health and Safety team of Eversheds Sutherland's Litigation and Dispute Management Group, specialising in corporate criminal defence, regulatory compliance and enforcement and non-contentious compliance advice. Surekha regularly defends organisations following work related fatalities and serious injuries, conducts reviews of Safety Management Systems and represents interested persons at inquests.

Surekha deals with a variety of regulators including the HSE, local authorities, the Environment Agency, the Office of Rail Regulation and other regulatory bodies. She advises a range of organisations particularly those in the education, manufacturing and transport sectors.

Surekha regularly delivers training to clients on contractor management, driving for work and work related stress, as well as health and safety responsibilities for line managers through to director level training.

Her recent experience includes:

  • Representing a university at inquest following the death of a student;
  • Defending a large organisation following a serious injury caused by an unsafe lifting operation;
  • Conducting a health and safety review for a maritime client; Acting as legal advisor to a professional conduct panel;
  • Defending an employee from prosecution for a driving offence;
  • Defending a large construction client following the death of an employee during the construction works.

Legal 500 says: Surekha Gollapudi is also singled out, she specialises in corporate criminal defence work and non-contentious compliance advice, and frequently handles inquests.