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Paul Verrico, Partner

Paul Verrico


Head of EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) team

Practice areas

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Health and life sciences
  • Health and safety
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Local government
  • Transport

Practice notes

Paul is a Partner and experienced Solicitor-Advocate in our Environment, Health and Safety team.

He specialises in safety management and high profile corporate criminal defence, specifically health and safety with an emphasis on the investigative, streamlining and prosecution process, advising national and international organisations and senior managers on these areas of law and systems. He also assists organisations with reputation management.

Paul’s wide ranging experience is focused primarily in the energy, manufacturing, transport and education sectors. Recent cases includes advising a civil engineering project on a fatality in water, a power station on occupational health issues, an energy client on an amputation from pressurised equipment, a port after a workplace transport interaction, a transport company following an unexplained death on the rail, a leisure company after a death at a pool, a primary industry client following a death in a quarry, a university following a death involving a falling object; a manufacturer following the death of a contractor after a fall from height; a diversified industrials client following a death in roadworks.

He is heavily involved in performing Health and Safety project management against the primary legislation i.e. acid testing that systems perform and then fixing them. Recent examples of such work include streamlining the safety management of a power company, a chemical company and a recycler. Paul is known for getting into the DNA of safety systems and creating management controls, working closely with relevant stakeholders to create better solutions.

Paul’s practice spans Asia-Pacific, with key clients in Hong Kong, Australia and China.

Paul also trains clients on regulatory matters, leading the Eversheds' Health and Safety training team.

Paul conducts his own advocacy whenever possible. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and was awarded the Lincolnshire Award of Merit in Education for outstanding contribution to that sector in his previous career as a lecturer. He is a qualified safety practitioner.


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