EPINOTS are a specialist firm of risk management and dispute resolution experts practising at the cutting edge of health, safety & environment, fire safety and data protection compliance; health and safety litigation; international commercial arbitration and UK construction adjudication. Their expertise covers; expert witness services in court or arbitration for health and safety failure cases, including supporting individuals while being interviewed under caution, expert report writing for health and safety failure cases, health and safety management, fire safety, quality management, environmental and sustainability management, data & risk and GDPR/data protection.
Our Experts are:
PGDip, BA(Hons), CMIOSH, FIIRSM, FRSPH, FISQEM, RSP, PIEMA, MinstLM, CIPP/E, Certified Data Practitioner, Certified Quality Lead Auditor, Certified Fire Risk Assessor.
Simon is an outstanding senior data & risk professional and mediator with over 25 years of national and international experience together with a demonstrable record of successful achievements; proactively implementing change and influencing key customers, senior managers and directors together with all levels of employees within and outside of an organisation.
As a data protection subject matter expert, Simon provides advice to functions across corporate services on complying with the legislation in line with Defra Group guidance and standards, including the development of framework governance and the use of privacy notices, consent statements, and data sharing agreements. He is a specialist in accident investigation, complex fire safety audit and review, expert reports writing and acting as an expert witness in cases relating to data breach, environmental, fire, health and safety failure.
He has previously acted as a Head of QHSE, Lead auditor in Business Continuity, implemented and tested Business Continuity for various organisations but not limited to Landmarc Support Services, Welsh Parliament, QinetiQ and Addison Lee. His international experience covers Belgium, Doha, Qatar and France.
Simon is highly sought after for speaking engagements in data protection, health, fire and safety regulatory compliance matters. Simon is a chartered health and safety practitioner, certified data practitioner, licensed trainer and distinguished fellow of various professional bodies.
LLB(Hons), FIIRSM, FRSPH, GradIOSH, MIIAI, NEBOSH(x3), DipOSH, Certified Quality Lead Auditor, Certified Construction HSE Management Instructor, Certified Construction NVQ Assessor.
Simon is a dual trained risk management and dispute resolution practitioner with technical experience developed from operational to strategic level and a strong legal training, particularly in health and safety, construction law, international arbitration and ADR. He is experienced in both the management of operational and strategic risks to quality, health, safety and environment in railways, construction, oil & gas, facility management, M&E, telecommunications and the corporate sector.
He accepts briefs to act as an accident/incident investigator, expert witness, prepare expert reports and give evidence for personal injury claims and health and safety failure cases for/in court proceedings and at arbitration. He regularly provides competent QHSE advice to a wide range of clients covering board level members of big organisations to operational staff of small and medium sized organisations.
He is an expert in CDM and a certified lead quality auditor. He is a licensed construction management instructor for the construction and civil engineering industries and an NVQ assessor, assessing at all levels. He has extensive experience in developing and delivering project specific Health and Safety training for several clients in both high hazardous and corporate sectors. He has consulted for both domestic and oversea clients. Simon employs these experiences to offer focused oral and written expert advice where disputes arise particularly for health and safety failure, international commercial arbitration, construction adjudication and litigation cases. He is a fellow of both the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and the Royal Society of Public Health.
Stephen J Wilkinson
LLM(Hons), Certified Data Practitioner, Cert Open Law, Certified Data Practitioner, EADPP, CMIOSH CMIQA, MinstLM, PIEMA.
A subject matter industry expert with more than 20 years of successful experience, Steve Wilkinson stands at the forefront of the fastest moving world of data privacy. He has spent the past seven years bringing around a shift from old style privacy awareness into the 21st century. Coming from a risk and compliance background, Steve is a person with a risk-based approach to data security systems and with deep privacy industry knowledge.
Steve, has been a prolific guest speaker at several events within the past 2 years, mainly speaking on the impacts of privacy and data protection. Steve has received numerous awards one of which is being recognised as within the top 100 most influential people within the UK for pollution reduction, which demonstrates his diversity in work.
Steve has championed the awareness for regulatory compliance for a number of years, promoting all sizes of companies whilst providing information and recommendations to the regulatory authorities and governments on a global aspect.
Steve now works for DEFRA as their Subject Matter Expert and is involved with the production of new legislation codes of practice relating to data protection and advising ministers, working closely with DCMS, ICO, FCA etc.
John Roberts Boote
CMIOSH, FIIRSM, CSyP, OSHCR, PGC, BSc (Hons), Certified Lead Auditor, Certified HSE Trainer.
John is a dual cooperate senior risk and security consultant with over 25 years’ experience in risk and security management in various industries including but not limited to the defence, logistics, events, sports, public bodies, construction, railways, and facility management sectors.
John is an expert in the management of public and employer’s liability insurance, expert reports and witnessing in health and safety failure cases, high profile accident investigation, development and review of management systems, complex organisational risk audit, strategic business change, development of business continuity plans, development and review of complex COSSH, SSoW and Risk Assessments, advanced security risk management, business accreditations, workplace health and safety, health and safety coaching and mentoring of organisations’ board of directors, top management and all level of employees.
John regularly consults for various cooperate clients and has previously held a position with the British Military Police. John’s international experience cuts across Europe, Central America and Africa in countries such as Germany, Belize, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa and France. He has successfully overseen risk management assignments for several high-profile projects including the London Olympic 2012, Glasgow 2014 and Baku 2015 games.
John is both a chartered health and safety and chartered security practitioner, registered Occupational Health and Safety Risk Consultant, Mediator and a distinguished fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.
FRSPH, GradIOSH, MSc (Hons), BSc (Hons), Certified Quality Lead Auditor, Certified Higher Education Lecturer, Certified NEBOSH, IOSH and Construction HSE Management Trainer, Certified Accident Investigator.
Dom is a senior risk consultant, mediator and independent biomedical researcher. He is currently consulting for a multinational corporation as the QHSE Lead on construction projects with Network Rail and the Cross Rail. He has over 10 years’ experience working on various projects with the London Underground and advising directors and all levels of stakeholders on risk management across the public sector, particularly the Royal Parks.
Upon invitation, he lectures process safety at the University of Coventry to post graduate students in Oil and Gas Management. He is an NVQ assessor, regularly lectures on IOSH, CITB and NEBOSH courses and is a prolific quality auditor. Dom is also a trained Biochemist and Medical Biotechnologist.
Dom has extensive experience of risk management in various sectors including but not limited to railways, construction, parks, outdoors, public sector, events management and the process industry. He is highly recommended for the investigation of high-profile incidents/accidents that are sometimes of national interest, making headlines with the BBC news, network rails news etc. He is a distinguished fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.
MBA, MSc (Hons), MSP, PMP, Certified Trainer.
Paul is a professional architect, programme manager, mediator, mentor and entrepreneur with extensive international experience in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Paul’s professional journey spans over 25 years of commendable and verifiable achievements. He has provided consultancy services to both the private and public sectors in: Urban Planning and Development, Strategic Energy Value Management, Portfolio/ Program Management and Research Development, Strategic Facility Quality Assurance and Development.
Paul lectures extensively in project planning, management and delivery. He accepts brief for investigating, drafting and providing of expert opinions on disputes relating to building design and project program delays especially in construction and oil and gas projects.
Some of his high-profile clients where he was a project lead include Shell Global, NHS, University of East London, London borough of Lambeth, Hounslow, Tower Hamlets and Southwark.
CMIOSH, BSC(Hons), CMD, CPTLS.
Joan is a Chartered Health and Safety specialist and qualified nurse with over twenty years of experience working within various sectors of many Local Authorities.
Her previous QHSE assignments include providing health and safety advice, carrying out health and safety inspections and safety audits on all types of premises including multi-storey housing establishment. In addition, she has severally prepared and delivered health and safety training in: First-aid at Work, General health & safety awareness, Fire safety awareness, Fire marshals, Risk assessment, Manual handling of Heavy Loads, Safe use of Hazardous Substance, Confined Spaces, Asbestos general Awareness, Managing building safely and Managing Stress/Resilience awareness.
Before joining Epinots, Joan was the lead officer for the development of stress awareness management standards within the London Borough of Waltham Forest and the lead officer in managing large-scale health and safety well-being days.
Joan plays an active part in North London College Mentoring/Coaching Scheme and is a school governor for a local school. She enjoys playing Netball, Piano grade 3 and singing as a chorister.
Experience and Expertise includes;
Lead on GDPR/Data Protection inform and advise Defra EU Exit team of their obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations and Data Protection Act (2018) as data controller or processor of personal data.
Extensive knowledge of data protection/ GDPR/PECR and Convention 108
GDPR Implementation and compliance
Policies, procedures & governance
Incident response as well as BCP awareness for boards
Design and implementation of data privacy controls
Privacy issues with existing products and services
Carrying out and identifying the need for DPIA (Data Protection Impact Assessments) as well as Legitimate Interest assessments (LIA’s)
Data Protection Officer (internal and 3rd party)
Lead Auditor ISO 9001, ISO 27001 Data breach and incident management Liaise with Certified Bodies and Lead Supervisory Authorities
Writing & implementing policies, procedures and GDPR compliance framework
Contract review as well as model clauses
Training business units in Data Protection requirements
Risk analysis; develop, manage, treatment of output
Monitor effectiveness of internal and security controls
SARs (Subject Access Requests)
Cross border processing EU and non-EU
Carry out regular audits of internal systems and external providers (3rd party vendors)
All areas of civil and criminal cases relating to:
Transport Health and Safety
Safe working practices
Health and Safety legislation
Accident and incident investigations and identifying trends and hotspots
Industry best practice & innovation
Construction Health and Safety
Rail and transport Health and Safety
On-site Health and Safety
Working at Height, RIDDOR, Risk Assessment and Method Statements
Site security, illegal entry and house keeping (Occupiers Liability Act 1984)
Slip, trips and fall
Vibration (HAVS and WBV)
Fatal accident investigation, safety writing for health and safety failure cases.