We have acted for regulatory authorities for several decades, providing advice on all matters concerning their regulatory functions and operations, including fitness to practise schemes, information assurance, compliance, legal challenges and criminal prosecutions.
We have considerable knowledge of all of the major regulatory sectors including health and social care, finance, professional services, security and education.
The diverse issues often faced by our regulatory clients means that they benefit from the expertise of our public law, criminal litigation, company and commercial, dispute resolution and employment teams. Specialist advice is given seamlessly across these teams providing continuity and the reassurance that every angle has been considered.
Our clients benefit from our knowledge and experience gained through our work with similar organisations. We provide practical and commercial advice to help regulators better fulfil their public interest objectives, in the knowledge that many are accountable to their stakeholders for the exercise of their regulatory functions.
It is not only large established regulators that require specialist legal advice; small, start-up and voluntary organisations can also benefit. Ensuring that your organisation has good governance arrangements and a suite of policies and procedures that can help guide and achieve compliance, should be seen as a priority. Taking advice once there is a problem is rarely the best strategy.
Whilst each of our client relationships is unique, they bear similar hallmarks. In the initial stages, we spend time working closely with an organisation to understand its priorities and imperatives to determine how we can best work together to meet them. When investigating fitness to practise allegations, we use a robust case management system to monitor and track the progress of cases. We place considerable emphasis on a continuing and open dialogue with our regulatory clients to ensure we are meeting shared objectives and expectations. Through the deployment of a structured process improvement methodology, we also provide our clients with measurable improvements to their processes, resulting in resource savings for all.