Professional, Public and Regulatory Law

Good regulation involves understanding the problem first and ensuring the regulatory response is proportionate to the level of risk, while maintaining the confidence of the public and stakeholders.

Our market-leading Professional, Public and Regulatory law team is committed to supporting our public sector, regulator and regulated clients. We provide strategic advice, creating the space for clients to achieve their objectives while minimising the risk of legal challenge. However, where challenge is unavoidable, we have some of the strongest dispute resolution experts in the sector. Our approach is flexible, focusing on what success looks like for our clients to ensure that a tailored response to match their particular needs is delivered on time and at the right price. Our clients span the professional regulatory, financial, health and social care, sport, health product regulation, health and safety, housing, media and property sectors.


  • Representing public sector, regulator and regulated clients in inspections, investigations, and inquiries. These include tribunals of inquiry, statutory inquiries, regulators’ investigations and inspections arising from protected disclosures, fitness to practise proceedings, inquests, integrity proceedings, fitness & probity matters as well as health & safety prosecutions.
  • Providing advisory services including anticipating regulatory developments, planning for change, raising awareness with policy makers, completing regulatory cases and transactions and repairing any damaged relationships between the regulator and the regulated party.


  • Professional Regulation, Inspections and Investigations, Health and Safety Investigations
  • Regulatory Prosecutions, Statutory Oral Hearings and Fitness to Practise Inquiries
  • High Court & Supreme Court Appeals and Judicial Review as well as Emergency Injunctions and Suspension Applications
  • Representation at Inquests, Integrity & Probity proceedings including unrivalled experience in anti-doping rule violations
  • Advising on and responding to Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Cyber Risk issues
  • Drafting Statutory Rules, Regulations, Guidelines and Codes of Conduct
  • Addressing Protected Disclosures and Whistleblowing issues

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Client Testimonials

What our clients say

  • Gary Rice has a "long bank of experience" in the area of professional discipline, according to market commentators. He acts for regulatory statutory bodies in the medical, pharmaceutical and veterinarian sphere.

    Legal 500, EMEA 2023

Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.

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