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Regulatory risk & compliance

Companies are increasingly the subject of regulations. We offer a specialist all round service for clients who may be faced with regulatory investigations.

Our specialist lawyers have experience of the practical application of the law and can advise on best practice and company policy.

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Health and safety

Problems can arise even at the best run companies.  Some examples include:

  • Factory accidents that result in injury or death – e.g. a visitor to factory premises is run over by a forklift truck.
  • An employee is injured by a piece of equipment after being instructed to work in a part of the factory that he is unfamiliar with.
  • An employee is injured by sheets of metal falling on him which had not been stored safely in the employer’s factory.

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Sometimes accidents happen such as:

  • A sewage overflow discharging effluent into a nearby stream and killing fish.
  • A company causing hazardous chemicals to escape from its factory and pollute a local river.

Reducing the risks for you

Our specialist lawyers have experience of the practical application of the law and can:

  • advise on best practice and company policy;
  • identify the risks within your business and advise on risk assessments;
  • implement robust frameworks to minimise the risk of non-compliance; and
  • advise on training techniques for your workforce


If things go wrong

We can assist you by:

  • advising on how to deal with the Regulator;
  • attending interviews with you and the Regulator;
  • representing you in court proceedings and at inquests;
  • advising on personal injury or other claims; and
  • advising on media interest in a particular case.

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