Regulatory Defence Solicitors - Manchester
In the UK alone, there are over 300 regulators, including organisations such as Trading Standards, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency, whose rules and regulations you and your business should comply with. Failure to do so can result in your company facing criminal investigations but we are here to help. Draycott Browne’s experienced team of solicitors can provide specialist legal advice and representation to individuals, business, directors and employees who find themselves involved in an investigation from a regulator.
Our team of regulatory defence solicitors has defended clients on regulatory charges since 1998. Our wealth of experience means you can rest assured you have the best possible legal team behind you.
If you or your business is under investigation and you need tailored legal advice, call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR REGULATORY OFFENCES?
Where an investigation finds a business guilty of non-compliance and leads to a prosecution, company directors can face a criminal record, potential disqualification from holding the position of director and in some instances, a prison sentence.
How our solicitors can help
Our dedicated solicitors make it their mission to provide you with care, support, advice and representation during every step of a regulatory investigation. This includes:
- Advising you on what to say, if anything, to the authorities
- Attending interviews with you
- Challenging any notices or orders against you
- Keeping you informed of the progress of the investigation
- Liaising and negotiating with the regulator and the authorities on your behalf
- Thoroughly preparing your defence for trail
- Providing you with first class representation in court
- Helping you deal with the effects of the case on you or your business
We specialise in dealing with investigations from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) [LINK], and professional legal advice is imperative as the FCA are now taking an even more vigorous approach to investigations and conducting more than ever. Our solicitors are also experienced in dealing with cases involving a huge variety of regulators, including:
- The Police
- The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
- The Health and Safety Executive
- The Serious Fraud Office
- Trading Standards
- The Office of Fair Trading
- The Crown Prosecution Service
- The Environment Agency
- Local Authorities
This list is not exhaustive, and our solicitors have the appropriate technical knowledge and expertise to deal with a wealth of regulators not listed above. Our legal experts are well-placed to advise you if you are accused of breaching the rules and regulations across any industry or business sector, and can advise you appropriately.
As well as offering legal support and guidance in the event of a regulatory investigation into your business, we are also able to offer advice to help you keep up to date with existing and changing regulations and can advise you on future compliance to help to protect your business from future investigations.
When to seek legal advice
To gain the best possible chance of a successful case, we always recommend seeking help from a legal advisor the moment a regulator has contacted you. However, it is never too late to seek professional advice and we will assist during any point of a regulatory case..
24 HOUR AVAILABILITY
Our solicitors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year so that in the event of an emergency, you will have legal assistance whenever you need it.
CALL DRAYCOTT BROWNE TODAY
Draycott Browne is well regarded across the legal profession and its specialist legal team possess in-depth knowledge of regulatory bodies, their requirements and the complexities involved in their investigations. We understand the stress that being under a regulatory investigation can take on an individual and their business and we strive to take as much of that worry and anxiety away from our clients as possible. We take great pride in our professionalism and dedication to our clients and will work hard to protect you, your business and its reputation. We are relentless in the pursuit of achieving the best result possible for all of our clients and are entirely committed to bringing your case to a successful conclusion.
Our team of experienced solicitors offer their services within Manchester and throughout North West England. If you or your business have been contacted by a regulator or are currently under investigation, it is essential you seek legal advice immediately. For expert advice on your case, call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.