Nicholas is a member of Six Pump Court chambers and has a specialist environmental, planning, public and regulatory law practice.
Nicholas has been appointed to the C Panel of the Attorney General’s List of Counsel and regularly appears for or against central government departments in high profile judicial review challenges to government decisions in the High Court.
Nicholas has also been appointed to the Attorney General’s List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates and appears and advises central and local government regulators including the Environment Agency in a range of public, criminal and private law matters. He has particular experience of waste and water offences and has written articles and given lectures on a number of issues in this area.
Nicholas's planning law expertise is focussed on representing Local Planning Authorities and developers in Planning Inquiries although he also appears in a range of other courts and tribunals as well as giving advice across a broad range of planning matters.
This Practice Note explains the duties imposed on directors in relation to health and safety law in the UK and the health and safety offences which can be committed by directors and leaders of organisations in their personal capacity under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HWSA 1974). The Practice Note explains the meaning of consent, connivance or neglect under HSWA 1974, s 37. It explains how the general duties under the Companies Act 2006 apply in relation to health and safety, the guidance on leading health and safety contained in Leading Health and Safety at Work: Leadership Actions for Directors and Board Members (INDG417), and how compliance with health and safety law by Boards of Directors can be demonstrated in practice.
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