Lynne is a Director in Burness Paull’s specialist health, safety and corporate crime team. Based in Aberdeen a significant part of her practice is offshore oil and gas.
She undertakes defence of criminal prosecutions, inquiries and compliance advisory work liaising with management at board level. Lynne is experienced in supporting clients through all aspects of an incident, from initial response (often emergency response/crisis management including raids) through lengthy, complex and technical investigations to final resolution and implementation of lessons learned. She has significant experience instructing and managing internal investigations under legal privilege including liaising with and instructing legal counsel in other jurisdictions. Her background is diverse (corporate finance, civil litigation and insurance reparation) and includes a career break to have a family where she lived in New York for five years.
Work Highlights include:
This Practice Note considers the four regulators responsible for enforcing health and safety law in the offshore oil and gas sector, namely the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR) and the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).
This Practice Note considers the environmental protection regime that applies to environmental damage (including emissions) as a result of extraction or processing of oil and gas offshore.
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