International Co-Head of Product Liability and Mass Torts
Head of Safety, Health & Environment, UK
Teresa is a partner in the Sheffield office of DLA Piper. She is International Co-Head of Product Liability and Mass Torts and UK Head of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE).
Teresa's practice is broad-ranging, and covers all areas of environmental, health and safety, product safety and food safety law, licensing and gambling, and the regulatory aspects of healthcare.
Teresa's client base is very diverse. She regularly advises large international businesses, government departments, non-profit organisations and local authorities. Key areas of Teresa's practice include regeneration projects, SESG, climate change law, large-scale international product liability, the impact of conservation law on industrial operations allocation of regulator liabilities in corporate transactions, defending remediation requirements both statutory and civil, a number of major health and safety investigations and legal compliance projects.
Product Stewardship is an integral part of her practice and Teresa is often involved in strategic decision making on product compliance and recall matters.
Before qualifying as a solicitor, Teresa worked as a senior environmental and health and safety regulator in local government, and thereby acquired extensive practical experience of regulation and compliance.
- Trent Polytechnic, Environmental Health and Science Degree (MIEH DIP)
- Nottingham Trent, LLB (Hons) Degree 2:1
1986 to 1990, Principal Grade Environmental Health Officer North West Leicestershire District Council Food Safety/Health and Safety/Pollution Control
1984 to 1986, Senior Grade Environmental Health Officer Erewash Borough Council, Ilkeston Pollution and Health and Safety
1981 to 1984, District Environmental Health Officer Erewash Borough Council, Ilkeston Food Safety
Memberships And Affiliations
- Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
- Law Society
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