Regulation, business crime & compliance

Our specialist regulatory, criminal and compliance lawyers have acted in some of the UK's most complex and difficult cases

Obtaining the right advice at the beginning of an investigation or regulatory intervention is critical to protecting your legal rights, managing any reputational harm and minimising financial and other losses.

Over the last thirty years we have represented clients in investigations and prosecutions commenced by regulators including the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, Crown Prosecution Service, Police, Financial Conduct Authority, Health & Safety Executive, Environment Agency, Competition and Markets Authority, Food Standards Agency and Local Authorities. Our lawyers have also acted in a number of significant inquests and public inquiries following tragic events, including the ongoing Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

If an allegation is made against you or your business or you find you have breached regulations or compliance requirements we offer a skilled, dedicated team of specialists available to guide you through the often complex legal regime from start to finish. We will work with you to provide the advice and support required to protect you, your business, management and employees.

We believe in the motto “prevention is better than cure”. It is better to comply than be prosecuted. In consequence, we offer proactive advice to help you comply and to manage your business risks. Our remit encompasses almost all aspects of UK regulation from animal health and advertising at one end of the alphabet to waste and zero emissions at the other.

Our compliance services include:

  • strategic advice
  • the creation of bespoke policies and procedures
  • crisis management and incident response plans
  • tailored courses, including online training, designed to address the issues and risks in your business sector whilst delivering high quality corporate governance.

Our team provides reassuring 24/7 legal support for you and your business, when you need it most.

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