Regulatory defence solicitors
There are more than 300 regulatory bodies in the UK, many of which are empowered to conduct both civil and criminal investigations, with serious sanctions for those found guilty of regulatory breaches. If you’re under investigation, you need specialist legal help right away.
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How can you help with a regulatory investigation?
Regulatory bodies in the UK wield immense power, having the authority to conduct intrusive and complex investigations wherever they believe that rules have not been followed.
Some of the regulatory bodies you can find yourself being investigated by include Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Environment Agency (EA) and even your local authority.
Where evidence of wrongdoing is found by these regulatory bodies, they’ve the power to seek civil as well as criminal charges, with the possibility of significant sanctions, substantial fines and penalties that can include custodial sentences.
It’s therefore essential that you seek specialist legal help as soon as you realise that you’re under investigation. The sooner you act, the greater the possibility is that we can mount a successful regulatory defence.
How can you avoid regulatory investigations?
With so many regulations to follow, in an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, staying on the right side of the regulators can feel like a full-time job. That’s why we’re here to provide pragmatic and affordable advice to help you remain compliant with every rule and regulation.
Ideally, our relationship with your business starts when we help you by drafting policies and providing training on all relevant regulatory matters.
However, if you’re already under investigation due to a suspected breach, we can also help you by:
- Responding to complaints and enquiries from your regulator
- Attending interviews during investigations
- Providing written submissions on regulatory decisions
- Challenging notices served by regulators
- Providing a comprehensive defence service throughout any regulatory prosecution
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