Regulatory Law entitles regulatory bodies which are organisations set up by the Government to ‘police the law’. They have responsibility to monitor, guide and control various industry sectors in the interests of protecting the public and consumers.
We deal with regulatory defence work where we liaise with the Government bodies in order to avoid prosecution by using alternative disposals (non-Court action). We defend cases when instructed to and will mitigate for clients and businesses if a ‘guilty’ plea has to be entered.
We offer advice in the following areas:
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecutions: Offering preliminary advice, advice at interview and expert advice within the regulatory framework.
- RIDDOR: We also advise according to HSE’s Enforcement Policy Statements and have knowledge of RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995)
- Food Standards Agency (FSA): We defend clients and corporate bodies and advise as to the regulatory framework and where clients fall outside these.
- Trading Standards: We act for clients where there are Trading Standards prosecutions. We are used to dealing with Trading Standards and it is our job as defence solicitors to ensure that the regulations have been applied appropriately in any prosecution. We are regularly involved in reaching compromises with prosecuting authorities and diverting prosecutions to non-Court disposals.
For more information on Regulatory Law and how we can help you please contact our Motoring, Crime and Regulatory Law Team on 01279 755777.