Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has further strengthened its market leading national health and safety practice with the appointment of new partner Kevin Elliott. Kevin joins the firm's UK-wide regulatory team, headed up by partner Jon Cooper

Prior to joining WBD, Kevin was a partner in Eversheds Sutherland's health and safety team and has a strong track record advising organisations as well as individuals on serious workplace incidents. Kevin has been involved in most of the high profile health and safety cases over the past two decades and has represented clients across the energy, construction, manufacturing, transport, food and drink and public sectors.

Kevin has particular expertise in advising on contentious environmental investigations and prosecutions and notably has worked with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to prosecute health and safety and pollution incidents in UK territorial waters. He is also a lecturer, author and broadcaster on health and safety topics and a regular speaker at major conferences in the UK and across Europe.

Over the last decade Kevin has been ranked in the UK legal directories in the top tier of practitioners. He is described in the directories as "greatly experienced, he has done high-quality work and he is well regarded by clients", and “incomparably brilliant".

Jon Cooper, partner and head of WBD's regulatory team in the UK, comments: 

"We're pleased to welcome Kevin to the partnership and to our well-established health and safety practice. Kevin is recognised as one of the leading health and safety specialists in the UK and his expertise fits perfectly with our sector-focused approach. His appointment will support the growth of our team and enhance our offering to clients."

Kevin adds:

"WBD has an enviable reputation for its regulatory practice, particularly in the field of health and safety, and continues to act in most of the high profile investigations and prosecutions in the UK. I look forward to working with the whole team and leveraging my experience to support our clients across the UK, US and beyond."

Ranking is the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD advises clients from across seven UK and 19 US offices. The health and safety team in the UK has been involved in most of the leading health, safety and environmental cases over the past 20 years and advises clients in the private and public sector, including on formal investigations by the Health and Safety Executive, Police, Environment Agency and local authorities as well as criminal investigations and defending prosecutions.