Supporting businesses with regulatory compliance and responding to criminal investigations and interventions

Regulatory Services

Our specialist team of lawyers provides practical support and advice to businesses on a range of regulatory matters.

We help clients facing criminal investigations and prosecutions under Health and Safety laws and under Environmental and Planning legislation.  We also provide support for businesses and individuals facing disciplinary action by professional regulators.

The right legal advice can help you minimise the risk of non-compliance and, in the event of facing enforcement action or prosecution, ensure the best outcome for your circumstances.

Criminal Prosecutions

A regulatory investigation or prosecution can be stressful and resource-intensive for business owners and managers.  A conviction can lead to hefty fines as well as causing significant reputational damage to the business.

It is essential to get expert assistance as soon as possible.  We can provide advice on how to respond to an investigation including help at interview under caution.  We can also help at the Court stage by providing representation at the Magistrates Court and instructing Barristers in Crown Court Cases.

How can we help

If you are facing a criminal investigation or prosecution talk to us today.  We can help with enforcement action by regulatory bodies including:

  • The Health and Safety Executive prosecutions
  • The Environment Agency prosecutions
  • Local Planning Authorities prosecutions
  • The Food Standards Agency and Local Environmental Health prosecutions

Business and Professional Regulation

All businesses are subject to a range of regulations, from employment law to data protection.  Professionals are under additional scrutiny by their professional bodies.  Owner managed businesses and SMEs in particular can find it difficult to keep on top of their responsibilities.

As our client you can expect:

Clarity on your responsibilities. Understand the regulatory and compliance frameworks that affect your business, with expert guidance on interpreting guidelines

A practical action plan to prevent non-compliance. Structure your business and operations to support compliance and limit the burden on time and resource.

Preparation and representation. With expert guidance on what to expect if faced with any legal or regulatory proceedings brought against you, underpinned by the assurance of our expertise in defending enforcement action.

Robust legal support. There’s no need to instruct multiple law firms. Be assured that no matter how complex your matter, our team of cross disciplinary team of lawyers will be able to deliver seamless advice.

How can we help

If you have questions about your regulatory and compliance responsibilities talk to us today; we can advise on many topics including: 

  • Care Quality Commission compliance
  • General Medical Council regulation
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council compliance
  • Information Commissioners Office regulation
  • Local Authority compliance
  • Trading Standards compliance

Regulatory law webinar series

In our new webinar series, we will address key topics and provide legal insight into various topics relating to our regulatory law services. Register your place below for upcoming webinars.

Environmental law in construction – waste management

This webinar explores the subject of waste in the construction sector with a particular focus on the definition of waste, the application of the waste hierarchy, and the legal duty of care on construction companies when it comes to disposal of construction and demolition waste.

Planning law update 2020

Tuesday 18 February 2020 | 1:00pm – 1:30pm  

Hear about the latest changes to planning legislation and permitted development rights. Speaker Lee May will also provide a summary of the most significant planning cases from 2019. Register your place 

Health and safety update 2020

Tuesday 19 May 2020 | 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Gain valuable guidance on recent changes in legislation and hear the latest on how the Criminal Courts are sentencing for health and safety breaches. Register your place 

Future webinars to be held in September 2020 and November 2020. More information to follow.