Our Regulatory team supports clients with health and safety matters, including the defence of regulatory investigations and prosecutions. The team also advises both proactively and reactively on complex environmental law matters.

Made up of former inspectors and prosecutors for regulatory bodies, this places the team in a unique position when advising and defending, with rare insight into how regulators work.

We are dedicated to advising and defending clients, preventing regulatory intervention wherever possible. We understand that every client is different and therefore offer an entirely bespoke service to the absolute highest standard. When instructed from the outset, our team has a 100% success rate of no formal action being pursued by the regulator.

Our areas of expertise

Compliance

  • assistance with/advising on applications for Environmental Permits and Exemptions, including Transfers and Surrender
  • compliance with all aspects of environmental law, including the Environmental Permitting Regime
  • proactive health and safety advice as per client requirements; ad hoc or project specific
  • tailored training for boards, directors and employees - covering all aspects of regulatory compliance, including crisis management following a workplace accident
  • tailored training to boards and directors on all aspects of environmental regulation


Dealing with Regulators

  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • DEFRA
  • Environment Agency
  • Health & Safety Executive
  • Local Authority
  • Police
  • Water Authorities


Internal Investigations

  • conducting an internal investigation following an incident (pollution and/or alleged breach), enabling our clients to (a) assess exposure whilst (b) benefit from the protection of Legal Professional Privilege
  • conducting internal investigations following workplace accidents, enabling our clients to (a) assess exposure whilst (b) benefiting from the protection of Legal Professional Privilege


Corporate Defence

  • advising on and/or preparing written submissions
  • advising upon and representing at interviews under caution
  • advising upon/appealing Enforcement Notices Improvement and Prohibition Notices), including revocation/suspension of Environmental Permits
  • criminal/regulatory investigations
  • crisis management in the immediate aftermath of an incident
  • defending prosecutions whether in the Magistrates or Crown Courts
  • enforcement Notices (Improvement & Prohibition Notices)
  • fees for Intervention
  • RIDDOR reporting
  • support throughout criminal/regulatory investigations

Defending Individuals

  • supporting individuals (including but not limited to directors, managers and employees etc.)


Inquests

  • All types


Statutory Nuisance

  • abatement Notice advice and appeals
  • defending breach of Abatement Notice prosecutions
  • proactive advice on minimising statutory nuisance determinations
  • support throughout Local Authority investigations

Our Team

Meet our team of Health & Safety, Environmental & Inquests professionals.