Lyn Dario


Head of Environmental & Regulatory

With over 15 years’ experience, Lyn is a specialist regulatory lawyer, focusing on environmental, health and safety, food safety, trading standards and planning law.

Working with Mark Lumley, Head of Commercial, Lyn leads the regulatory team’s provision of a complete advisory and commercial support service to help businesses and those who run them comply with regulatory requirements. This includes:

  • Helping set up and update policies and procedures
  • Training and guidance for compliance officers and directors holding compliance obligations
  • Broader business training and guidance for operational staff that can also be delivered by compliance and training officers

Guidance and support is provided in respect of all aspects of regulatory compliance; Lyn’s work includes:

  • Directors’ duties and responsibilities
  • Environmental, waste and packaging legislation
  • Health and safety
  • Food safety
  • Trading standards
  • Competition compliance

Lyn also assists clients on the increasingly important issue of risk apportionment of environmental/safety liabilities in the context of property and corporate transactions.

Lyn brings an outstanding level of knowledge and commitment to her work, and is the first person clients think of calling when an inspector calls.

Lyn has been recognised by her clients in the legal directories as quite simply “fantastic”. "She has dealt with the issues that we have, and her environmental knowledge and ability to apply it in an appropriate way for our business has been excellent", has said one source. Legal 500 highlights Lyn's "strong personal commitment" to her clients and in Chambers & Partners, one impressed source notes: "She cares so much for the client's outcomes and is technically very skilled. She is very easy to work with, has a nice manner and is intelligent and thoughtful.".

Trusted by clients and their specialist environmental and regulatory consultants to provide legal support, Lyn and her team are on call when you need them; simply call 07506 920 367.

Lyn provides reliable and assured representation for clients faced with regulatory enquiries, investigations and prosecutions. Lyn seeks to bring enquiries to a positive conclusion prior to enforcement action commencing.

Lyn was the lead solicitor on the important sentencing guideline case R v Friskies Petcare (UK) Limited.

Whilst Lyn acts for all business sectors, she has significant specialist planning, environmental and regulatory knowledge in relation to mines, quarrying, waste management and complex chemical and manufacturing sites. Lyn has an in-depth understanding of the particular requirements of business operations in those sectors.

Lyn is an acknowledged expert in the requirements of managing chemical site compliance issues.

Past and current clients include several major household names (in the retail, food, waste and manufacturing sectors), as well as upper-tier and lower-tier COMAH sites.

Lyn is a Board Member and a Director of YCF (formerly known as Yorkshire Chemical Focus), and is a convener for its waste and environment group.

Lyn is regularly invited to speak at conferences organised by high-profile national and regional organisations such as the RICS, IiE (investors in the Environment) and Electronics Yorkshire. Lyn is a regular contributor to trade and compliance publications.

Planning & Environment - Meet the Team

We advise a number of sectors including the chemical industry, waste management operators, road transport and logistics providers, food and drink processors, and public sector bodies.

Amanda Beresford


Head of Planning

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8070

Lyn Dario


Head of Environmental & Regulatory

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 3779

Stuart Lumb



Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 3781

Emma Thomas



Direct Line +44 (0)113 288 2842