March 29, 2020

Rob Elvin

Rob Elvin is the managing partner of our Manchester office. His particular expertise covers health, safety and environmental (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 StarsTMglobal database, 2018: Rob is “an exceptionally good regulatory lawyer. One that understands product recall matters and other corporate liability issues. He’s got a really good track record and is very commercially focused.” His clients “trust his judgment absolutely and his instincts and his knowledge of his subject area…. 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.”


  • Advising an outdoor media advertising client on several serious H&S incidents, including successfully appealing an improvement notice following the fall from a wall of a four-tonne digital advertising board (which crushed a member of the public).

  • Investigating an INES II incident at a nuclear power station.

  • Representing organisations arising out of the Manchester Arena bombing.

  • Advising organisations in relation to the Grenfell fire investigation.

  • Project managing global product recalls of a child baby stroller and of stairlifts.

  • Dealing with inquests following workplace suicides.

  • Successfully defending a toxic tort group action arising out of claims of harm caused by historic contamination of land used for residential housing.

  • Managing a client review into historic child abuse allegations.

  • 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.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Rob Elvin