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Our Regulatory team prides itself on being a trusted port of call for clients, helping them to maintain compliance, controlling risks and minimising potential liabilities across their business. The advice we give is focused at all times on protecting our clients’ reputation.

With over 20 years’ experience in crisis management, we are also on hand 24/7 as trusted advisors, providing timely and valuable support with accidents, incidents and other business critical events.

We have advised in connection with many sensitive and complex investigations and prosecutions involving the main UK regulators and enforcing authorities. These include: the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency, Care Quality Commission, Fire & Rescue Authorities, Local Authority Environmental Health Departments and the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs.

Respected expertise

Known for providing prompt, commercial and pragmatic advice, we work with a diverse range of regional and national clients across many business sectors including healthcare, rural, manufacturing, retail, mining and minerals, food and drink, hospitality and leisure, education, energy and natural resources.

Our expertise and experience covers:

Investigations and Prosecutions

  • Health & Safety – work-related accidents
  • Environmental incidents and waste management
  • Food safety, food hygiene and food labelling
  • Fire Safety
  • Consumer Protection & Product Safety

Statutory Notice Appeals

  • Improvement Notices, Prohibition Notices
  • Notices of Contravention
  • Statutory Nuisance (Abatement) Notices – noise, odour, vermin and dust/particulate
  • Fire Safety Notices

Inquests, Inquiries and Investigations

  • Coroner’s investigations and inquests
  • Public inquiries
  • Adult Safeguarding Board enquiries
  • Internal and disciplinary investigations

Compliance and Advisory Services

  • Regulatory compliance advice
  • Risk management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Corporate governance
  • Transactional support and due diligence

The very best regulatory compliance and enforcement advice

With nearly 20 years’ experience in providing compliance and enforcement advice, Steve Panton, who leads the firm’s regulatory team, is a member of the Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association and UK Environmental Law Association.

He is also recognised in the main UK legal directories. Steve’s personal testimonials include:

Chambers & Partners (2023)“Stephen Panton comes recommended for his ability to advise clients from a number of sectors, including construction and energy. He handles both contentious and non-contentious issues, ranging from fatal accident cases to operational matters and proceedings following improvement notices.”

Legal 500 (2023) “Stephen Panton: great technical knowledge, pragmatic and excellent with clients.”

We can support your organisation with its purpose and impact:

Our Regulatory team supports clients to meet their regulatory duties, working closely alongside the Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive and the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs to avoid and minimise damage to people and planet.

To find out more about what we do as a firm to support organisations with their purpose and impact click here.

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