Working in the Safety, Health and Environment team at DLA Piper, Richard Buxton advises on the full range of environmental, product compliance and health and safety law in both an advisory and contentious context. Richard is ranked in Chambers UK 2022 as an "Associate to Watch" in the Environment category.

Richard’s environmental experience includes advising on contamination liabilities, waste issues and environmental permitting. His Health and Safety experience includes advising on health and safety management, fire safety and asbestos management issues.

Richard’s practice also includes product compliance and stewardship matters, advising at EU and UK level on compliance regimes covering product safety, record retention, product labelling, WEEE, RoHS and packaging waste, frequently coordinating multi-jurisdictional reviews on behalf of clients.

Richard routinely provides environmental and health and safety input into corporate transactions and due diligence exercises, including advising on the allocation of environmental liability risk. He regularly works with environmental consultants on matters relating to contamination, due diligence and chemical compliance and experts in relation to health and safety and fire safety matters.