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.

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

“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,  2014

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Blogs

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline July-August 2017

Dishonesty – a look at sanction and the difficulties faced in seeking to show that fitness to practise is not impaired

SRA Warning on Offensive Communications

Doctors beware – your obligations to maintain adequate cover are not to be taken lightly

More flexible regulation of solicitors: opportunity or threat?

#Brexit: Lords examine financial regulation and supervision

Criminal consequences for accessing medical records without a business purpose

Unfit for work, does not automatically equate to unfit to attend a hearing

Understanding what is important to regulators: it's not just your clinical skills

GMC exercises its appeal power for the second time

How long is too long to be subject to Conditions of Practice?

Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as “life-threatening”

Dishonesty versus a want of integrity rears its head again

The dangers of regulators treating mere contract-breakers as fraudsters

Press Round-Up: Regulatory June 2017

The Performer's List – additional obligations for NHS GPs

Court of Appeal considers the Financial Reporting Council’s Public Interest Test

Accountant’s participation in a charity tax avoidance scheme leads to a 10 year ban by the Financial Reporting Council

When are Disciplinary Tribunal Panels considered improperly influenced?

Private prosecutions and the shape of things to come

An illustration of the GMC’s enhanced ability to protect the public

Manifesto watch: Health and social care regulation

The slow death of the criminal standard in professional disciplinary proceedings

Is amending the allegation at a late stage always prohibited?

HCPC separates its investigatory and adjudication function by launching the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS)

A ‘deep-seated attitudinal problem’ could be the difference between a suspension and a strike-off

Does a denial of facts subsequently found proved constitute dishonesty?

The importance of applying the correct legal tests when considering interim orders

Press Round-Up: Regulatory April 2017

Court considers standards regulating conduct in professionals’ private lives

The Courts remind us of the principle of proportionality at sanction stage

The relevance of retirement and future risk in fitness to practise proceedings

Lack of Integrity – Has it just been abolished?

Landlords beware – Selective Licensing prosecutions are on the increase

Crowdfunding private prosecutions – charities taking action when the authorities do not

Regulatory Committees not precluded from admitting into evidence findings from previous investigations

Pragmatic guidance to simplify the complaint process for students

Thames Water receives record £20m fine for polluting rivers

High Court reaffirms that a Registrant’s regulatory history is relevant and admissible at the impairment and sanction stages

Pregnancy test drug Primodos to be reviewed by UK regulator following discovery of files in state archive

What is lack of integrity?

CIPFA Disciplinary Committee swayed by mitigation

Can a Panel ask too many questions, in a manner which leads to unfairness of the proceedings?

Is regulatory reform back on the agenda, or has it been kicked into the long grass again?

The Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017 – a move towards a more modern and efficient regulator

Barrister successfully appeals against a finding of professional misconduct relating to his conduct at a Chambers party

High Court rejects an appeal made on the basis that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is not independent of the SRA and Law Society

Open and Shut Cases may be re-opened

High Court underlines the importance of independence and speed in handling complaints

The potential impact of BREXIT on the regulation of Doctors/Nurses’ Language Skill

Solicitors acting as McKenzie Friends and unbundling legal services – a cautionary tale

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