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Tim Hill, Partner

Tim Hill


Newcastle Senior Office Partner

Practice areas

  • Chemicals
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Health and life sciences
  • Health and safety
  • Industrial engineering
  • Licensing
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Transport

Practice notes

Tim is the Head of Eversheds Sutherland's EHS (Environment Health and Safety) team. He specialises in the defence of criminal regulatory matters, including fatalities and corporate manslaughter, health and safety issues, Coroner's Inquests, environmental law, process safety and traffic commissioner cases. He also leads on safety compliance matters.

Tim's recent experience includes: acting for various oil & gas and chemical sector clients in relation to safety incidents or Competent Authority investigations; acting for an international offshore company in relation to the safe evacuation of a major North Sea gas rig; acting for an international chemical company following a significant explosion at their plant; acting for a pharmaceutical company following a fatal incident at their manufacturing plant; acting for a national energy company after an offshore helicopter crash involving seven fatalities.

His environmental experience includes defence of pollution and waste offences, challenges to and appeals against statutory notices, packaging waste and nuisance claims. Tim has advised Waste and Chemical sector clients on the preparation and submission of Appeals against a breach or refusal of an Environmental Permit, and on the impact of European legislation on their businesses.

Tim has extensive experience of all areas of regulatory law and criminal procedure in the Magistrates', Crown and Coroners Courts, as well as crisis management, regulatory compliance, investigation and enforcement. He holds an OPITO Certificate in Offshore safety. He is also a Solicitor Advocate with rights of audience in the Higher Criminal Courts and a Committee member of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association.

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