Brand Director, Barbour

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Teresa has been working alongside Health and Safety, Environmental and Facilities Managers for over 30 years. Her career has predominantly focused on providing information services to professionals with 25 years spent at Barbour, another 2 years at IHS and 4 years with Wolters Kluwer. Teresa started her working career as a tennis coach and quickly found her ability to work with and alongside a wide range of people a key skill in enabling her next career move, consequently she then found Barbour by accident and never left the industry! Teresa has been involved in all aspects of the Barbour business from Tele appointing, Sales, Product Development and now overseeing all of these areas as Brand Director, she has seen the Barbour service grow from one Health and Safety library on microfiche to over twenty modules in the current online service. More recently, she has been working with clients to devise both International and Mental Health and Wellbeing products and is constantly looking for ways to continually improve the service with a redesign and enhanced legal register facility now on the horizon.
February 21, 2020

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Webinar – Environmental accident investigation

The next Barbour EHS webinar, taking place on 28 February 11am – 12 noon, is set to cover the importance of being prepared in advance of an accident and media management in the aftermath.

Environmental, Health and Safety Lawyer Kevin Elliott, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, and award-winning Barrister, Chris Badger, from 6 Pump Court, will offer practical guidance and provide a fascinating insight into managing an environmental incident, from handling the regulators at the outset through to mitigating the environmental harm and managing the media.

Topics to be covered

  • Legislative framework;
  • Powers of regulators;
  • Importance of being prepared in advance;
  • Mitigating environmental harm;
  • Approach to the regulator;
  • Enforcement;
  • Media management;
  • Sentencing.

The panel

Christopher Badger, Barrister, 6 Pump Court

Chris-BadgerChris has an established practice in commercial regulatory investigations and prosecutions, specialising in environmental enforcement, acting for both corporate and individual defendants and on behalf of the Environment Agency. High profile cases in which he has recently been instructed include Environment Agency v CRL, the Environment Agency’s largest ever hazardous waste investigation, Environment Agency v Walker & Son (Hauliers) Ltd, the defining case on liability of landowners in environmental disputes; R v Rogers, Beaman and Tapecrown Ltd, the leading authority on the use of fresh evidence in appeals against sentence to the Court of Appeal and Environment Agency v WB Ltd, the most significant environmental prosecution of its kind for the illegal export of waste abroad.

He is often asked to provide early stage advice into on-going investigations, both pre-interview and pre-charge. Recent written advice and lectures have included issues on water pollution, legal personality and “linked organisations”, the definition of causation, the meaning and treatment of hazardous waste, environmental liabilities for private investors and institutional and regulatory steps required to achieve ‘equivalence’ with current environmental standards in a post-Brexit environment.

He is responsible for editing ‘Environmental Law News’, currently subscribed to by over 500 solicitors, is a contributor to the Garners’ Environmental Law update and to Burnett Hall on Environmental Law.

Kevin Elliott, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Kevin Elliott

Kevin is a partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s Environment, Health and Safety team. His practice primarily focuses on acting for organisations following environmental or health and safety incidents. In the environmental field his work has covered issues relating to chemical spills, gas emissions, contamination of water courses and issues relating to waste.

Kevin is retained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to prosecute all pollution incidents in UK territorial waters and sits as a member of the North Sea Network of investigators and prosecutors, a group which overseas international co-operation for pollution incidents at sea.

Kevin is a regular author, lecturer and broadcaster on EHS matters.

Webinar: Health and Wellbeing and Looking After Remote Workers

Discover best practice for looking after remote and home workers in the latest webinar by SHP and Barbour, taking place on 11am–12 noon, 27 March.

Hear from Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes and Mind, Kevin Robinson, COO of Safer Highways, and Heather Beach, Founder of the Healthy Work Company on the current picture of mental health at work and what steps employers can make to improve the experience of remote workers.


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