Regulatory Prosecutions

Regulatory Law

Members have experience representing corporate and private clients facing proceedings by regulators including the Health & Safety Executive, Trading Standards, DVSA, the Environment Agency, HMRC, and local authorities.

The range of work covered by members ranges from high profile corporate manslaughter cases and prosecutions of individual directors for gross negligence manslaughter to prosecutions under arising out of fatal and non-fatal accidents and appeals against improvement and prohibition notices.  Work also includes serious breaches of permits and exemptions resulting in widespread national media coverage.

Regulatory crime is sensitive work often requiring careful consideration of commercial interests and a client’s reputational damage alongside the criminal law aspects. We work in partnership with our clients to ensure a seamless service focused upon achieving the best outcomes for our clients. We provide legal support at all stages from initial incident, crisis management and investigation through to negotiation meetings with regulators and representation at court hearings. We can advise clients prior to interview and in all contact with the Regulators. Members lead multi-disciplinary teams on regulatory investigations and in the preparation of defence cases.

Our team can also provide advice and representation in associated civil litigation, professional disciplinary proceedings and at Inquests if required to ensure clients have continuity in their legal representation.

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and are well versed working on paper heavy cases and complex disclosure. We are sensitive to legal professional privilege in regulatory crime and working with in house counsel.

Some of our members can be instructed under the direct public access rules enabling clients to instruct our members directly for specific work.

For any further information or to discuss a potential case please speak to our clerks in the first instance.

Instruct LibertasTo discuss your case please contact our clerks by phone on +44 (0) 20 7036 0200 or email us at