Our highly experienced and skilled regulatory law and business crime solicitors are able to advise and support regulated organisations and professionals in all aspects of their dealings with their regulatory bodies.
We can also step in and help whenever organisational clients need a thorough, independent and forward-looking investigation of serious incidents or potential regulatory breaches. We are regularly instructed across legal services, housing, financial, education and training, healthcare, charitable and sports sectors.
Regulation and compliance law have expanded into almost every aspect of organisational activity and professional life. At the same time, regulatory law has become increasingly complex and the consequences of breaches are ever more serious.
Our regulatory law and business crime solicitors are able to provide prompt and expert advice at the highest standard before, during or after any regulatory investigation or intervention. We understand the importance of resolving any regulatory issues expeditiously and decisively for the successful operation of organisations and for individuals to focus on continuing to practice their chosen profession. We are also acutely aware of the need to manage reputational risk.
Our specialists can help in the following ways with any investigation:
- Proactive advice on formulating and implementing organisations’ internal regulatory policies and procedures to ensure that their decision-making is legally sound and defensible should it be challenged
- Support and advice with, or full handling of, internal investigations
- Expert preparation prior to interviews with regulators
- Making compelling representations before critical decisions are made
- Analysis of material and obtaining further disclosure
- Instructing experts
- Proactive defending
- Negotiations to achieve suitable outcomes
- Judicial review challenges and appeals in specialist courts
- Advising and representation in any parallel criminal proceedings
If an individual is accused of wrongdoing which may involve unlawful elements, our regulatory law and business crime experts are adept at advising on and managing the regulatory investigation which may commence prior, and inevitably at a faster pace, to any potential or parallel criminal investigation.
We understand the importance of a coordinated approach to ensure that any steps taken in the regulatory investigation protect our client’s interests in any other related investigations or enforcement. Our business crime lawyers understand how material provided in the regulatory investigation can potentially be relied on in a criminal investigation. Our team’s skilled and sensitive approach can assist in steering a regulatory investigation away from other, more draconian measures.
When facing a regulatory or legal issue in your professional life, you may require expert assistance from other disciplines across the firm. Our multidisciplinary teams can provide high-quality expert advice from our criminal, extradition, civil litigation, family, employment, immigration, reputation management and public law teams. We coordinate our advice carefully to ensure that every aspect of the case is considered before active steps are taken to protect your interests.
Our dedicated team of regulatory law and business crime solicitors will provide a personal, bespoke, timely and expert service to assist you with all of your regulatory needs.