Conor is a regulatory solicitor in our criminal, compliance and regulatory team. He advises clients on a broad range of regulatory disciplines including health and safety, product safety (including food safety and labelling), fire safety and consumer law across multiple sectors.
Having been a commercial paralegal and then a secondee to Experian plc’s EMEA General Data Protection Regulation remediation project, before qualifying into the regulatory team, he has extensive experience in advising corporate clients on risks, offering practical solutions and capitalising on commercial opportunities. He regularly provides practical advice to company board members and in-house legal teams.
On the contentious side, Conor has experience in defending clients subject to regulatory investigation and prosecution from the Health and Safety Executive, Food Standards Agency, local authorities and fire authorities. He is also a key member of our public inquiries team having supported the team representing a Core Participant on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
Emergency Authorisation of Pesticides
Supporting a client representing sugar beet growers on understanding their potential liability in respect of growers breaching an emergency authorisation for a neonicotinoid.
Euro Car Parts Limited
Advising an international automotive distributor on their duties contained within the UK chemical regulatory framework when placing goods on the UK market post-Brexit.
Food Standards Agency investigation
Acting for a director who was invited to an interview under caution by the Food Standards Agency for their possible involvement in food fraud. The FSA eventually decided not to charge our client
Advising a multinational confectionery distributor on their obligations under food labelling law.