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Browne Jacobson strengthens regulatory team with new partner hire

16 January 2013

National law firm Browne Jacobson has appointed new partner Rachel Lyne to its regulatory team.

Rachel will focus on developing the teams service and offering nationally and in particular from our Birmingham and Exeter offices.

She joins from Staffordshire based law firm Frisby & Co Solicitors, where she was a non-executive director. Rachel started her legal career at Eversheds before spending a further eight years in the Regulatory Team at DLA Piper in Birmingham.

Rachel qualified in 2001 and has extensive contentious and non-contentious experience dealing with a range of regulatory matters including corporate manslaughter, health and safety, fire safety, CQC investigations and registrations, licensing, food safety and financial crime.

She has acted for a number of high profile clients facing Health & Safety Executive and environmental investigations into serious incidents including Buncefield Oil Depot, Channel Tunnel Rail Link fatalities and major national and international retailers, manufacturers and construction firms.

She is also rated in independent legal directory Chambers for her health & safety and environmental credentials with clients praising her for being passionate about her practice area and really focused on getting the right commercial outcome for the client."

Andrew Hopkin, Head of the Health & Safety Team at Browne Jacobson, commented:

"The firms health and safety team has seen significant growth in its work in the last 12 months and Rachels appointment will further boost our current offering to clients.

"Her diverse experience in advising senior personnel, extensive advocacy experience in both criminal and coroners courts and dealing with urgent types of regulatory investigations including fatal accidents will be a significant asset for the team."

Rachel Lyne, added:

"With Browne Jacobsons national reputation in this field I am looking forward to helping the team provide excellent advice and support to the firms broad client base to help meet and exceed their regulatory obligations."

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