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Paul Verrico, Partner

Paul Verrico


Practice areas

  • 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 Regulatory group, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the Business Accountability Research Centre and a Member of the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates.

Specialising in corporate criminal defence; his experience covers health and safety, environmental, road traffic and education disciplines. He regularly defends proceedings brought by the HSE, EA, Local Authorities and VOSA.

Recent experience includes acting for a contractor following an electrical explosion; advising a pharmaceutical company following a discharge to controlled waters; performing a compliance audit at an energy company; acting for a services company and two transport managers at a Transport Public Inquiry; acting for a distributor following radiation exposure at a warehouse; representing a manufacturer following a factory explosion; acting for a global company following 2 serious manufacturing incidents; advising a major leisure operator following a rat infestation and representing a global equipment manufacturer at a lengthy inquest.

Paul conducts his own advocacy whenever possible.

He has written numerous articles for major trade publications and national newspapers. Paul leads the Health and Safety Training team which educates Eversheds' clients on regulatory matters, and in the past year he has personally trained over 1,700 delegates both on public courses and in-house with outstanding feedback. In autumn 2011 Paul wrote UCEA's legal opinion on the potential criminal liabilities flowing from college and university field trips. 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.

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