John joins from the Environment Agency where he worked for 12 years. He has previously held a number of senior positions in the private, public and charitable sectors including as a partner and head of regulatory law with Wragge & Co Solicitors. In addition to his legal qualifications John is a chartered environmentalist.

John will apply his expertise in the social housing, health and social care, education and charitable sectors. He will be the first point of contact for clients seeking advice on environmental, health and safety, safeguarding, crisis management and the development of good governance.

Helen Tucker, partner, said: “John has a strong reputation and an in-depth knowledge and experience of the areas of law that are of practical day to day importance to our clients. I am sure they will quickly turn to him as a friendly and trusted adviser.”

John said: “Anthony Collins’ clients are all highly regulated organisations operating in complex and challenging situations. They need to understand and apply a wide range of rapidly changing legal provisions and extensive official guidance. I am excited to be working with them.”

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