Regulatory specialist enhances HCR’s support for clients

18th April 2024

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Leading lawyer Kate Oliver joins HCR’s Insurance, Risk and Regulatory team as an expert regulatory Partner.

Kate’s breadth of experience covers health and safety law, environmental prosecutions, sports law and white-collar crime – including fraud, ROCA (risk management, operation controls, compliance and asset quality), money laundering and HMRC investigations. She works with a range of business and individuals, including developers, waste and manufacturing companies and a variety of sporting clubs, governing bodies and individuals.

The growing team will benefit from Kate’s further experience covering criminal defence; from police station and court representation to representing individuals, fleets and corporates faced with driving convictions. Kate also works with those facing CQC challenges and inquests, and advises on food safety and private prison law. As a lawyer holding a criminal law accreditation, her skills will enhance HCR’s existing offering.

Heath Thomas, the firm’s Head of Insurance, Risk and Regulatory, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Kate to the team. Her cross-sector expertise is a real coup – not just for HCR, but also for clients seeking representation across a variety of areas.

“Her appoint shows HCR continues to attract leading legal talent.”

Kate Oliver said “HCR’s commitment to its clients is renowned – I’m thrilled to become a part of that, bringing my deep knowledge and understanding of the regulatory arena to the firm. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has more than 800 staff and partners based at offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Central England, Cheltenham, Hereford, London, Thames Valley, Worcester and the Wye Valley, providing a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients regionally and nationwide.

The firm has global reach via its network of independent law firms, LawExchange International. It also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual sectors, including health and social care, education, technology, agricultural and rural affairs, finance and financial services, defence, security and the forces, and construction.