Addleshaw Goddard (AG), the international law firm, has announced the addition of Stuart Wardlaw to the group’s environment and sustainability, and health and safety practice.
Acting as a part of the group’s global investigations team, Wardlaw will provide the new role with 23 years’ experience advising industrial, commercial, and public sector clients on a range of environmental, health, and safety issues.
He also specialises in representing clients in enforcement proceedings and advising on the regulatory aspects of commercial transactions.
Wardlaw joins AG’s four-partner and 15-lawyer E&S and H&S team from Womble Bond Dickinson, where he led the group’s regulatory and environment practice.
Nichola Peters, head of global investigations at the company, said that the group is experiencing “increasing demand” for health, safety, and environmental advisory services as a result of a “wider ESG focus by Boards and an appreciation of the risks that these pose”.
She added: “Stuart’s appointment will continue our strategy of delivering an integrated offering across all sectors around these issues and we are delighted to welcome him to AG.”
The appointment follows a pair of partner additions in 2020, namely health and safety expert David Young from Eversheds and corporate crime and private prosecutions specialist Polly Sprenger from Katten Muchin Rosenman.