Criminal and regulatory lawyer, Alan Fox, has joined Addleshaw Goddard as a Legal Director in our renowned Corporate Crime and Regulatory Investigations team.
The continued growth of the practice follows the 2018 hires of partner David Pygott in London, legal director Tony McGlennan in Scotland and legal director Janie Wong in Hong Kong.
Alan arrives from a 10 year tenure at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), where he was previously Head of Casework, having also been Joint Head of Legal Advisors Office and before that a Senior lawyer at the Crown Prosecution Service.
"Alan is an extremely well respected criminal and regulatory lawyer, particularly in the health and safety community. Coming from the HSE, he brings a wealth of experience in health and safety law, which will play a crucial part in growing our Corporate Crime and Regulatory Investigations practice. His tenure at the HSE, and the lens through which he has viewed cases, will be indispensable to our clients", said Erin Shoesmith, Head of AG's Health and Safety team.
Alan's practice at the HSE focused on criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions for the national regulator of work place health and safety across England and Wales. His expanded practice at AG will include private prosecutions, compliance, training, public inquiries and deaths in custody cases and corporate crime and investigations generally. Alan will be based in Manchester and will take the number of lawyers in the Corporate Crime and Regulatory Investigations practice to 30.
The hire demonstrates AG's commitment to supporting clients with business crime and contentious regulatory issues which continue to expand and become more complex. Alan's hire adds more bandwidth to deal with regulatory and enforcement work, and responds to the increase in enforcement activity across the market.
Nichola Peters, Head of the Corporate Crime and Regulatory Investigations Group, said: "Alan's input, as ex-HSE, will have a big impact on the way we deliver advice to clients. We have a multi-disciplinary team to reflect the ever-growing sophistication of the regulatory authorities and world of investigations and, as the market continues to develop, we will ensure we have the right team to deliver the advice clients need."
With a focus on premium, high value work, AG's Corporate Crime and Regulatory Investigations Group has enjoyed a number of accolades in recent years and has been consistently recognised in the market leading Global Investigations Review 100 since its inception in 2015.