As a specialist in health and safety and environmental crime, Georgia regularly supports clients to navigate through the regulatory landscape associated with responding to a crisis situation. Alongside this, Georgia works extensively with clients to advise on wider health and safety/ environment issues associated with their work activities. Providing bespoke advice in respect of legal obligations and how best these can be complied with in the most efficient way.

Georgia works with clients across a broad range of sectors, with a focus on energy and utilities, telecoms and real estate and infrastructure.

She is regularly called upon to provide support to clients around incident response and ensure that investigations/ prosecutions by the police, Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency, Fire Authority are appropriately managed and coordinated. Working collaboratively with clients throughout to provide a coordinated and workable approach to a particular scenario.

On the non-contentious side of things, Georgia is regarded as a specialist on issues such as fire safety, CDM, director duties and crisis management and regularly provides advice and training sessions to clients on these areas.

She is on the committee of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association and is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the UK Environmental Law Association.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

My approach as a regulatory lawyer is not only to provide reactive advice but to work closely with clients and invest time in understanding their business. This enables me to understand the challenges clients face and provide workable solutions so that they can continue to operate safely and in compliance with their ongoing legal obligations.

I have also worked closely with our OC Solutions team to develop online management systems for clients leading to a more efficient and cost effective solution to document collation and sharing.

As a mental health champion, I am dedicated to increasing awareness of mental health not only within OC but also in the legal profession and wider business community. This is such an important area, which we should not shy away from talking about.

Work

Didcot power station collapse

Acting for RWE in the police/ HSE investigation following the tragic fatalities following the collapse of a boiler house at Didcot during contracted demolition works

Large utilities company

Advising large utilities company in respect of a HSE investigation following a serious incident involving one of its contractors

Telecoms company

Advising leading telecoms company in respect of ongoing fire safety duties

Large retailer

Advising large retailer as to their waste duty of care obligations and in respect of an ongoing investigation into the illegal shipment of waste

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