Regulatory

We provide a clear path through the most
complex regulatory issues

Our experienced lawyers provide a prompt, proactive and compassionate service and understand the importance of achieving the very best outcome for your unique situation.

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Top-ranked in Chambers UK and Legal 500

Our regulatory team is consistently and independently recognised by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leader in the market.

Our team of specialist and highly experienced lawyers act for individuals, organisations, corporates  and regulators, providing advice on regulatory compliance, investigations, adjudication, enforcement and prosecutions. We help clients respond to regulatory investigations and interventions when the continued operation or reputation of the individual or the business is at stake.

We advise and support professional and businesses in all aspects of their dealings with UK regulators and other agencies with regulatory enforcement powers across the accountancy and finance, legal and healthcare sections.

Ensuring compliance with the increasingly complex and pervasive nature of regulation in the UK requires expert advice and support. Whether you or your organisation needs help before or after a regulatory intervention, clear and decisive advice is required. With your reputation, ability to run your organisation or your ability to practise in jeopardy, we bring clarity in often stressful and emotional circumstances.

Many of our clients have complex legal problems that require the help of lawyers from across the firm, including those from our criminal litigation, employment, company and commercial, public law and dispute resolution teams. Our cross-practice approach ensures that clients receive seamless advice and that their legal problems are analysed from every necessary angle.

You can expect a prompt, proactive and compassionate service from lawyers who understand the importance of achieving the very best outcome for your particular situation.

WHAT CLIENTS AND DIRECTORIES HAVE SAID

 They are outstanding; they have great depth of experience and knowledge"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2018

The team is professional, highly skilled and approachable. I am impressed with their handling of complex issues and their excellent communication"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2018

exceptionally experienced and well-respected’ team, ‘made up of creative thinkers who will always go the extra mile"

Legal 500 UK,  2017

The firm has strength in depth. It benefits from a stable of very effective and hard-working lawyers and a leadership team who are not afraid to innovate"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2017

They are obviously very strong in the field of professional regulation and their experience of working with other regulators is valued as it allows them to bring wider experiences and knowledge to working with us"            

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2016

When it comes to healthcare-related matters, Kingsley Napley LLP is a ‘force to be reckoned with’, and ‘shines as an exemplar of a quality practice"

Legal 500 UK, 2013

no question that they are highly regarded in the professional misconduct field. The reputation of the firm is deserved... Interviewees consistently praise this 'excellent very professional firm"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2013

The lawyers are able to present cases to an exceptional standard, in terms of both advocacy and legal principles!"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2017

 

 

 

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Property regulation - Important changes to HMO legislation

Solicitor challenges SDT’s restrictions on practice successfully

Collateral damage - when regulatory findings harm the reputations of third parties

Dealing with sexual allegations in the workplace

High Court provides guidance on the approach Panels should take in making determinations of fact Teasdale v General Osteopathic Council

Some welcomed guidance for data controllers: Court of Appeal confirms the correct test to be applied when considering a SAR concerning mixed data

Brexit and practising rights for lawyers

New (over-complicated) professional standards for UKCP and BACP members

An update on the General Optical Council v Clarke – retirement is not relevant to impairment

Junior Solicitors struck off for dishonesty

Malicious prosecution and the risk to private prosecutors

FRC fines - more of an issue for audit firms than the threat of civil litigation?

SRA Handbook 2019 – Time to start preparing

Love Island and your professional obligations

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline April 2018 - May 2018

The ICO’s Regulatory Action Policy: What to expect in the new GDPR era

Dreamvar: innovate to survive

Case analysis: admissions lead to SRA dropping a dishonesty charge

GDPR: A guide for therapists

The PSA’s Lessons Learned Review – Regulators take heed

New ethical challenges surrounding gagging orders in the #MeToo era

A nail-biting time for BACP as it awaits the outcome of the PSA’s annual review

What’s the buzz?

A new framework for psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and counselling

‘Enough is enough’ : IPCC delay found to be ‘extraordinary and indefensible’ in case against Sean Rigg officer

Will the so-called ‘Prince of Darkness’ ring the changes for the HMCTS?

Private prosecutions for crimes against wildlife

First time offenders avoid exclusion in ICAEW disciplinary hearing

A new international ethical compass for regulated accountants

Will Grant Thornton be the catalyst for change in the audit market?

Are doctors being penalised by the General Medical Council’s power of appeal?

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline February 2018 - March 2018

Think before you tweet - the perils of social media for the legal profession

Caution Needed - Private Prosecutions and Criminal Cautions

The appeal has been granted: Dr Bawa-Garba’s case in action

Post-Brexit language testing for EEA qualified healthcare professionals

DPP consent in private prosecutions

A useful shorthand: integrity in healthcare regulation Wingate and Evans v Solicitors Regulation Authority; SRA v Malins [2018] EWCA Civ 366

The quality of integrity - a review of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Wingate and Evans v SRA; SRA V Malins [2018] EWCA Civ 366 in the context of Legal Services Regulation

Sexual Misconduct and the Duty to Report to the SRA

Accountancy Profession Breaking Down Geographical Borders

Trauma: oh dear Dr Allerton

Ordinarily hard to challenge ombudsman’s decision-making marred by illegality, irrationality, procedural unfairness and pre-determination

SRA v Main: A distinction between upholding the law and breaking the law

Criminal evidence disclosure in crisis – what does this mean for private prosecutors?

Court of Appeal considers quashed criminal convictions and disciplinary proceedings

When embellishing in an interview leads to detrimental consequences

Directorships in the financial or insurance sector: a career pinnacle or poisoned chalice?

The Importance of Candour: the Duty to Notify

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline December 2017 - January 2018

Fire Safety: Is a company director also a ‘responsible person’?

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