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Regulatory solicitors serving the South West

Regulatory and criminal law solicitors for individuals and businesses

A criminal conviction can have devastating consequences, both personally and professionally. Our dedicated regulatory solicitors and criminal law solicitors understand the pressures faced by individuals and businesses under investigation or prosecution.

Recognised for our expertise in dealing with the police and many other regulators, our Taunton-based team provides pragmatic, compassionate advice and support to individuals, businesses and public bodies throughout the South West.

So, if you or your organisation is under investigation by a regulatory body or facing a criminal prosecution, call 0800 652 8025 or get in touch online to arrange an initial consultation.

Expert legal advice on regulatory matters for businesses

Our experienced regulatory solicitors can help protect your business and your professional reputation by identifying risks, preventing breaches and handling issues efficiently and effectively should they arise.

If your business is currently faced with an investigation, our experts can ensure you fully comply with the process, mitigate the risk of prosecution and construct a robust defence if needed.

We can provide you with expert advice and guidance on criminal and regulatory issues, including health and safety, healthcare and transport, and advice and representation in inquest proceedings.

Crime and regulatory advice for the agricultural sector

As a key NFU panel firm, our regulatory solicitors have a thorough understanding of the unique challenges faced by the farming community and the agricultural sector as a whole. We can assist you with matters including prosecutions and criminal investigations by agencies such as the Environment Agency, Local Authorities, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the police.

Health and Safety investigations and prosecutions

Early legal advice on Health & Safety investigations and prosecutions is critical to the outcome.

If your business is under investigation by the Health & Safety Executive or the police in relation to alleged breaches of health and safety law, our crime and regulatory team has the specialist expertise and experience you need and a strong track record representing clients regarding fatalities and serious injuries in the workplace.

CQC compliance and investigations in the care sector

Our regulatory solicitors have a wealth of experience providing advice to the care sector. We represent registered providers and individuals on inquests, safeguarding inquiries and investigations, including those instigated by the Care Quality Commission or Care Inspectorate for Wales.

Bespoke training and compliance advice for your business

Our regulatory solicitors can also support your organisation with bespoke training and general compliance advice. Please contact us directly to discuss how we can work together to place you in the best possible position to protect your business from the threat of regulatory action.

Criminal law solicitors for individuals

We can help individuals dealing with, road traffic incidents (including inquiries before the Traffic Commissioner), animal welfare matters, Housing Act matters and breaches or enforcement of planning law.

We can help individuals dealing with police investigations relating to any criminal matter, including road traffic incidents. We represent clients being investigated and those who face prosecution before the Magistrates’ or Crown Court. Our regulatory solicitors regularly represent clients in matters relating to local authority prosecutions, such as animal welfare, planning enforcement, Housing Act cases and food safety matters.

Inquest solicitors for witnesses and interested persons

Our regulatory solicitors have extensive experience representing witnesses and core participants at inquests. So we understand how distressing these hearings, and the potential consequences, can be.

We always handle a Coroner’s inquest with the greatest care to all involved, whilst also taking every possible step to reduce the risk of a prosecution, claims and reputational damage.

If you’ve been called as a witness at an inquest, please call or get in touch online for clear, pragmatic advice and representation.

Arrange a consultation with a regulatory solicitor

Our specialist solicitors based in Bristol and Taunton are ready to help you navigate the complexities of criminal and regulatory law. Call 0800 652 8025 or get in touch online to discuss your case.

Your key contacts

Bridget Sanger

Senior Associate

Bridget defends, represents and advises companies and individuals investigated and/or prosecuted in the criminal courts, with particular specialism in regulatory work surrounding agriculture and regulatory work surrounding care homes
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Sam Harkness


Sam specialises in criminal and regulatory litigation, advising clients across a diverse range of sectors throughout the criminal and regulatory process, with a broader litigation practice in property, probate and agricultural matters.
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