Elvin, Rob

Rob Elvin


Rob Elvin is the Managing Partner of our Manchester office. His particular expertise covers health, safety and environment (including nuisance, noise abatement, pollution, permit appeals and environmental warranty and civil claims), judicial review, corporate defence (including bribery and corruption, investigations and corporate manslaughter), inquest law, food hygiene and safety, transport law, including public inquiries in front of traffic commissioners, product safety, liability and recall and he is a solicitor-advocate. Rob also lectures on issues such as corporate manslaughter, product safety and defending all manner of regulatory prosecutions.

Rob has particular sector expertise in the nuclear, gas and electricity generation and distribution, wind energy, chemicals, engineering and construction industries.

Following outstanding client feedback, Rob was named as a star lawyer in the Acritas StarsTM global database, 2017: Rob is “really easy to deal with and is easy going. He gives good, practical advice and is really cost-effective because he is so efficient. He has a real can-do attitude, a real eagerness to please his clients.” His clients “trust his judgment absolutely and his instincts and his knowledge of his subject area.”


  • Advising company directors in PACE interviews for manslaughter.
  • Advising UK car manufacturer, major charity, stairlift manufacturer, and engine manufacturer on product recalls.
  • Advising power generation companies during HSE fatal accident investigations and subsequent prosecutions.
  • Representing one of the world's largest chemical companies in a HSE prosecution following fatal chemical leak.
  • Advising PLC Boards on the handling of regulatory investigations, interviews under compulsion and under caution.
  • Advising European can manufacturer on corporate manslaughter.
  • Advising various companies in relation to anti-corruption programmes and the Bribery Act 2010, including self-reporting and internal investigations.
  • Advising large UK/European waste company on the structuring of its transport function and how “O” licences are held.
  • Advising US and UK lithium producer on waste law and COMAH.
  • Representing construction company at fatal accident inquests.
  • Representing energy from waste incinerator company in judicial review of the EA following revocation of the PRM accreditation.
  • Representing clients in environmental actions brought against parties liable under contaminated land regime and or warranties given in transactions, and in relation to various nuisance claims.


  • Sheffield Hallam University, LL.B.
  • University of Salford, M.A.


  • England and Wales, 1995
  • Recognized as a star lawyer in the Acritas StarsTM global database, 2017.
  • Awarded Partner of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards, 2016.
  • Recognized as a leading individual by Chambers UK, 2016.
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK, 2015 for Product liability: defendant; Commercial litigation; Planning and environment.
  • Recommended as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 UK, 2015 for Health and Safety.
  • Listed in the most recent publication of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.

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