There are a number of regulatory authorities which investigate regulatory breaches. These include: Government departments, e.g. Department for Work and Pensions, Environment Agency, Financial Services Authority, Food Standard Agency, Health and Safety Executive and Trading Standards.
If you have been involved in a breach of regulations this may lead to you being required to be interviewed by the authorities to investigate the possibility of action being taken against you. This could lead to an administrative punishment or even prosecution.
It is crucial that you receive expert legal advice at an early stage from one of our regulatory investigation advisors. Sound advice at the earliest opportunity will make the difference as to whether investigations will lead to prosecution or further action being taken.
Should the regulatory authorities decide to take action in court against you or your company, Richard Griffiths & Co are available 24 hours a day to advise you on the evidence and as to whether there are any potential statutory defences available to you. We have a team of advocates who will represent you in court and make sure that you receive the best possible outcome in all the circumstances.