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Regulatory Offences

Regulatory Offences

Our Criminal Defence specialists have been defending individuals charged with regulatory offences. The team has a wealth of experience and understanding of the complexities of an investigation, the relevant legal procedures and rules together with vast experience of investigation tactics.

If you are facing investigation by a government body or local authority, or have been arrested by the police, then contact us immediately to support you.

What are Regulatory Offences?

Regulatory offences occur when a business or other organisation breaches regulations related to their activities that are a legal requirement. However, a regulatory offence does not mean you will be prosecuted by the police. For example, if you fail to comply with the UK Health and Safety Legislation, you will be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Are Regulatory Offences Criminal? 

If the regulating body considers it public interest for an offence to be dealt with as a criminal offence, it may result in criminal proceedings. For example, if someone has died as a result of a major health and safety failure. 

How Our Regulatory Solicitors Can Help

Our specialists will help share the burden and ease the stress associated with regulatory offences.  We understand the facts of the situation quickly, seeing if there is a valid defence and advising on the most appropriate course of action going forward.

Our regulatory solicitors will be in your corner from start to finish; if the investigation results in a charge or prosecution we will also represent you and prepare your best possible defence during court proceedings. We will be there as a supportive, patient, non-judgmental advisor throughout.

We provide a 24-hour service, 7 days a week to anyone who is being investigated. You can contact us at any time on our emergency number 07774 162757

We can help with:

  • Arrest by the Police
  • Investigation by the Inland Revenue, tax fraud, at work or benefit fraud
  • Investigation for a motoring offence, including help to keep your licence if this becomes at risk
  • Environmental Health and/or Health and Safety Executive investigations

If you are being investigated it is important that you get the advice you need before you are interviewed. We will discuss the case with you, obtain details of the accusations, listen to you and then advise you in the best way to respond to the allegations. We will continue to provide you with the help and advice needed throughout the whole investigation.

How can we help? Contact us today

Contact us on 0114 2496666 and one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss your situation. We will take some initial information and if we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

Contact Us

24 Hour Service

We provide a 24 hour service, 7 days a week to anyone who is being investigated. You can contact us at any time on our emergency number 07774 162757 (Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham).

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The Howells Solicitors law team are compassionate, down-to-earth and professional, offering you the best expert advice. Get in touch with solicitors in Sheffield, Rotherham, and Barnsley to see how we can help. Fill in the form or give us a call at:

The Regulatory Offences Team

Chris Wong

0114 249 6650
Mary Rose Macadam

0114 249 6657
Alex Nolan

0114 249 6651
Ann Ridge

01226 805 190
Dianne Plummer

0114 249 6629
Jade Agheda-Todd

0114 249 6610
Kathryn Lill

01226 805 190
Sarah Parkin

0114 249 6718