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Who are we?

You care about your organisation, your team. You care about those who may be affected by your organisation and its impact on the environment. You care about your organisation’s reputation, sustainability and managing risk proactively.

Working with us reinforces your team. We’re with you every step of the way, supporting you with the specialist advice, knowledge and representation you need to protect and develop your organisation within a regulatory framework.

We specialise in advising and supporting our clients during regulatory investigations, corporate manslaughter and health and safety investigations, transport and road traffic compliance, food and product safety breaches and compliance with environmental law. We work across both the private and public sector, including independent and public sector health clients.

It’s up to you to focus on your business; it’s our job to focus on you.

We are one of the largest regulatory teams in the UK enabling us to provide extensive national coverage, supported by our international Legalign offering where required. Our offices, and specialist lawyers are based across the country from Glasgow to Newport. We’re confident that our local knowledge engaged through our 7 locations combined with the strength and depth of knowledge within our specialist service teams mean that we’re uniquely placed to provide the best advice to your business, when and where you need it.

How can we help you?

What if the worst should happen?

A Crisis Response Plan, or a Business Continuity Plan? What about an Incident Response team? Who leads that team? Who is the single point of contact? Legal Professional Privilege?

Have you reported the incident to the relevant Regulator? Which Regulator is leading the investigation? What communications/visits etc. have taken place with Regulator? Have you been served with Enforcement Notices?

What arrangements are in place for communications with employees, customers and suppliers? Impact on contracts? Do you have a press and social media policy? Who leads on Crisis PR?

How will you manage HR issues arising out of an incident? What insurances do you have? EL? PL? D&O? Legal Expenses?

Questions like these can be daunting at the best of times, and during a crisis may be more than you can handle.

Since February 2016 more than 20 entities have been fined over £1 million for regulatory breaches and many more individuals have received custodial sentences for driving and regulatory offences.

Our approach is to know your needs before you need them. We anticipate what questions you’ll need to know the answers to, and prepare you for if and when they’re asked. We work with your other stakeholders, including your insurers and brokers, to ensure the very best outcome for your organisation.

Explore the Claims Solutions Group:

Claims Solutions Group
Health & Safety Insurance Services
Health & Safety Commercial Solutions
Criminal Motor Defence

“A difficult experience was made considerably easier to bear and with a perfect end resolution, I will be forever grateful.”

“Insightful topics and conversation, switched-on speakers, drive and passion behind each presentation.”

“I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for the excellent help and support provided to our company... we have received excellent advice and guidance throughout, which greatly relieved our anxiety.”

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Our Lawyers - Chris Baranowski

Chris Baranowski

Partner Leeds

Chris Baranowski is a regulatory lawyer in the Leeds SHE (Safety, Health…

Our Lawyers - Emma Bowens

Emma Bowens

Partner Newcastle

Emma Bowens specialises in corporate criminal defence and prosecution.

Our Lawyers - Matthew Breakell

Matthew Breakell

Partner Leeds

Matthew specialises in providing advice and assistance to organisations…

Our Lawyers - Stefan Desbordes

Stefan Desbordes

Associate Newport

Stefan specialises in advising in relation to corporate criminal…

Our Lawyers - Fiona Gill

Fiona Gill

Partner London - Walbrook

Fiona advises on a range of regulatory matters including corporate…

Our Lawyers - Rhian Greaves

Rhian Greaves

Partner Manchester

Rhian specialises in corporate criminal defence, particularly in the…

Our Lawyers - Steven Harrison

Steven Harrison

Legal Director Birmingham

Steven Harrison is engaged in representing clients facing prosecutions or…

Our Lawyers - Alasdair Irvine

Alasdair Irvine

Associate Glasgow

Alasdair qualified as a solicitor with the Crown Office and Procurator…

Our Lawyers - Colin Moore

Colin Moore

Partner London - Walbrook

Colin acts for companies and individuals prosecuted for manslaughter…

Our Lawyers - Kevin OHagan

Kevin O'Hagan

Partner Belfast

Kevin specialises in Safety, Health & Environment, Clinical Risk and…

Our Lawyers - Richard Ottley

Richard Ottley

Partner - Head of HSE Insurer Bristol

Richard specialises in serious regulatory crime cases particularly in the…

Our Lawyers - Karen Railton

Karen Railton

Partner Glasgow

Karen specialises in the defence of individuals and organisations in…

Our Lawyers - Sally Roff

Sally Roff

Partner Newport

Sally is Head of DAC Beachcroft's highly acclaimed national Regulatory…

Our Lawyers - Neil Scott

Neil Scott

Consultant Bristol

Neil has over 30 years’ experience of dealing with a wide range of…

Our Lawyers - Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens

Solicitor Bristol

Chris specialises in advising corporate and insured clients on health,…

Our Lawyers - Heather Vyse

Heather Vyse

Associate Manchester

Heather has over 10 years’ experience of working with corporate entities…

Our Lawyers - Michelle Walton

Michelle Walton

Barrister Manchester

Michelle is a Barrister in our specialist advocacy service,  8 DAC…