Richard Voke

Richard handles Risk & Regulation matters, advising and defending organisations in their dealings with regulatory bodies such as the HSE, the Environment Agency, Environmental Health, the Food Standards Agency, Trading Standards and fire authorities. He has worked extensively with high hazard industries such as energy, construction, waste and manufacturing. He has developed a proactive approach including training, monitoring and development to help avoid regulatory challenges and enforcement. Before becoming a solicitor in 2000, Richard worked for eight years as an HSE inspector/investigator and for two years as a risk management consultant for AEAT plc. He also has an MSc in Environmental Toxicology. In litigation Richard uses his prosecution experience to ensure that his clients achieve the best possible defence. The Legal 500 has described him as “outstanding both in the depth of his knowledge and in his pragmatic and tactical approach”. Before joining Temple Bright in 2019, Richard was a partner and head of the business risk and regulation team at Ashfords.
Bristol office
M: +44 (0) 7846 688 783
T: +44 (0) 117 325 3892
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