In November 2019, we launched this innovative offering for clients seeking access to advice for an agreed annual fee.

This is an alternative to our standard retainer system and offers clients an opportunity to obtain advice where the cost is pre-determined for the whole year. This arrangement would suit clients who may, from time to time, need to seek legal advice but may hold off preferring a ‘wait and see’ approach.

In our experience, early intervention can reduce the risk of the situation escalating as we can give advice and guidance that nips regulatory issues in the bud before they develop into something far worse. We also strongly recommend our clients consider taking out legal expenses insurance to cover investigations and prosecutions brought by regulators.

DyneProtect© provides the following specified legal services and benefits for an agreed annual fee:

  • Defence and Representation – with your consent we will introduce you to an independent insurance broker who will review your situation and offer you a policy for legal expenses provided by a third-party insurer meeting your ‘demands and needs’. The broker will pass on to you any discounts from underwriters plus a share of their commission for DyneProtect© clients. We do not receive an introducers fee or any commission from the independent insurance broker.
  • Access to any one of our specialist solicitors for telephone advice covering any legal matters limited to DSL’s specialist areas of practice relating to waste management, environmental permitting, health and safety, road transport, operator licensing and related commercial litigation issues. This allows you to draw on our specialist legal knowledge and experience whenever and our team is always available and accessible during the normal hours of business. We can advise you e.g. in relation to regulatory investigations, applying for an operator licence, making or notifying changes in relation to your licence and notifying convictions.
  • We believe this is a significant benefit of DyneProtect© because obtaining legal advice early can often prevent minor issues developing into more serious issues. In our experience businesses may put off seeking advice because of the perceived disbenefit of legal costs.
  • There are other DyneProtect© benefits we would be happy to discuss with you.

DyneProtect© has also teamed up with Butcher & Barlow solicitors to provide DyneProtect© clients access to a specialist team of corporate and commercial lawyers for up to 1 hours’ worth of free telephone advice/legal consultation.

​Butcher & Barlow have a dedicated commercial and agricultural hub on Gadbrook Park in Northwich which provides advice and assistance to a host of business clients in specialist areas such as Corporate and Commercial Law, Commercial Property, Private Client and Agriculture.

If you have a corporate or commercial issue which Dyne Solicitors is unable to handle, then Butcher & Barlow’s Commercial team will certainly be able to step in and assist.

DyneProtect© has also negotiated price reductions on OLAT / Driver CPC courses run by training providers KP Legal Limited who are offering discounts to DyneProtect© clients on Operator Licensing Awareness / Compliance training (-20%) and Periodic Driver CPC training (-10%).

Our Team

John Dyne Managing Director

John Dyne

Role - Managing Director (Environmental, Health & Safety & Transport)

Jared Dunbar Director of Transport Services

Jared Dunbar

Role - Director of Transport Services

Andrew Holt

Role - Commercial Litigator

Alex Sandland

Role - Commercial Litigator

James Edes

Role - Solicitor

Patrik Jones-Wright

Role - Trainee Solicitor