Paul Verrico

‘Paul’s entire legal career has been spent at Eversheds Sutherland where he works as a Partner and Solicitor Advocate. Previously a criminal law academic and owner of a contracting company, Paul can empathise with the challenges facing employers. 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 the ORR. Recent experience includes acting for a contractor following a traffic death; advising a brick company following a machine trap resulting in paralysation; performing a compliance audit at various utility companies; acting for 2 ports in different inquests; acting for a distributor following radiation exposure at a warehouse; representing a manufacturer following a death on a conveyor and acting for a university following an explosion. 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. 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. Paul is also a trustee of volunteer cancer charity ‘Team Verrico’.

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