GQS Solicitors

Regulatory Law

The need for early instruction of experienced regulatory solicitors in such cases has never been greater.

The risk of receiving substantial fines and custodial sentences in the event of conviction has never been higher.

We have considerable expertise of dealing with these matters for clients across a wide range of business sectors, which can assist you regardless of where you are based.

When do I need a regulatory lawyer?

Almost every aspect of your business that requires compliance with legal duties will fall under a regulatory framework and will be enforced by regulatory agencies.

Many organisations are not aware that if something goes wrong and the law is breached, that most regulators have wide powers to investigate the business, its directors and other employees.

These investigations are conducted in a similar way to a criminal investigation by the police with regulators having many of the same powers.

Regulatory agencies can commence a criminal prosecution against an organisation and individuals. We are seeing more directors and other employees prosecuted than ever before.

If you or your business is facing a regulatory investigation or prosecution you should seek urgent advice from a regulatory solicitor and should not try to handle it alone.

Will I know if an investigation is commenced?

If a regulator suspects that you or your business has breached the law they will normally write to the Company Secretary or a director at the registered office to invite the company to an interview under caution.  This is also referred to as a PACE Interview.

They may also visit you or your business to:

  • ask questions;
  • gather information;
  • obtain documentation;
  • serve notices requiring you or the business to take certain action or prohibit certain activities. 

It is advisable to seek the swift involvement of a regulatory solicitor if any of the above occurs. Most people would immediately telephone a solicitor if a policeman visited to investigate them for a criminal offence.  This is no different.

We are happy to have an initial telephone consultation to discuss whether this is something that requires our involvement to best protect you and your business. If you have legal expenses cover under your insurance policy, we can liaise with your insurer to ensure that you are able to instruct your chosen solicitor.

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