Regulatory Compliance

Our Regulatory Compliance team provides a full advisory and defence service whether you are a local authority, insurer, large corporation, small business or individual.

More about Regulatory Compliance

Our highly experienced compliance solicitors work across a number of industries including construction, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and logistics, waste and food.

We also represent a number of local authorities and public authorities as well as insurers and their policy holders.

We defend prosecutions brought by the Health & Safety Executive, Environment Agency, Food Standards Agency, Trading Standards and Local Authorities.

Relevant experience:

  • Defence of a company director charged with manslaughter.

  • Representing a company in relation to Legionella outbreak.

  • Defence of a Local Authority relating to a fatality involving an alleged highway defect.

  • Defence of a public authority following a death of an employee relating to an alleged building defect.

  • Representing a suspect at interview regarding a Care Quality Commission (CQC) complaint.

  • Advising and representing a large sporting organisation following a road traffic accident on land near to its estate.

  • Supporting a housing client served with a Fire Safety Notice which efficiently led to the Notice being withdrawn.

  • Representing a Waste Transfer Station in an interview with the Environment Agency.

  • Representing a client charged with the importation, advertising and sale of modification devices which allowed counterfeit games to be played on games consoles.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Health and Safety

  • Fire Safety

  • Food Standards, Safety and Hygiene

  • Trading Standards

  • Environment

  • Licensing

Regulatory Compliance FAQs

You can find more information below on some of the most common questions we are asked on the subject of UK regulatory compliance. If you can't find what you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our specialist team by calling 0800 689 0831.

What is regulatory compliance?

Regulatory compliance refers to any specific laws, standards, policies or regulations that apply to your business or organisation. You must be compliant with a variety of different regulations in order to operate legally in the UK, whatever type of organisation or business you run.

Some regulatory law is governed by local authorities, some by national government and some by industry regulatory bodies. A failure to comply with all of the necessary regulations can mean enforcements such as fines, limits being put on business activity and even prison sentences in some cases.

What do regulatory compliance solicitors do?

Regulatory compliance solicitors assist businesses and organisations with their policies, procedures and any other legal requirements to help ensure they remain compliant with all of the relevant regulations for their kind of activity.

This could be anything from fire safety to alcohol licensing, depending on the nature of what you do and the sector you operate in.

What do regulatory enforcement solicitors do?

Regulatory enforcement solicitors support businesses and organisations that are subject to enforcement action as a result of a substantiated breach in regulatory law. An investigation and any resulting enforcement action could have potentially devastating consequences for businesses.

Not only might the business or organisation itself be fined or company assets frozen, you can also potentially be prosecuted for significant breaches in regulatory compliance. Regulatory enforcement solicitors can support you by offering expert legal advice to help reduce the damage and disruption, both professionally and personally.

Why choose Forbes as your regulatory compliance and enforcement solicitors?

The team at Forbes are highly experienced in this field and can deal with all regulators on your behalf during an investigation to help protect your interests. If the case proceeds to court, we can represent you and will be with you at every stage of the process, working hard for the best possible outcome.

Our solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for emergency support, so we are always there when you need us.

Our dedicated Regulatory team


Partner and Head of Regulatory, Insurance

Ridwaan Omar

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Partner and Head of Department, Insurance

Chris Booth

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Partner, Crime

Craig Liversidge

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