Expert advice, investigations and advocacy for regulators
At Blake Morgan, our expert regulatory solicitors and barristers have extensive experience in advising regulators – offering specialist legal advice in developing and operating within their regulatory schemes.
We act for a large number of regulators and help them navigate the changing regulatory landscape. They tell us it’s our experience and understanding of the sectors they regulate that makes our regulatory law service first class.
Our Regulatory Law team is also recognised by the legal directories as a leading practice representing regulators in disciplinary hearings, appeals and judiciary reviews.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our expert Regulatory Law team provides straightforward and bespoke advice on a diverse range of complex issues faced by our regulatory clients:
Our regulatory solicitors work with some of the UK's leading regulators to lead and manage investigations regarding alleged misconduct, lack of competence and health-related matters. This includes cases with multiple registrants, allegations spanning over a number years, and dealing with sensitive and vulnerable witnesses.
Our clients benefit from specialist advocacy from our in-house barristers and solicitors before Interim Orders, Committees, Professional Conduct Committees, Competence Committees, Fitness to Practise Panels, Registration Appeals Panels and other tribunals. Our regulatory barristers and solicitors appear weekly before various professional regulatory tribunals.
Appeals and judicial reviews
Our regulatory law experts provide support and representation in appeals to internal review panels, First-tier Tribunals and the High Court.
Statutory frameworks, drafting and governance
Our regulatory lawyers specialise in drafting Codes of Conduct, protocols, indicative sanctions guidance, disciplinary rules, primary and secondary legislation and standard operating procedures.
Legal Advisors to Statutory Committees
Our Regulatory Law team regularly acts as Legal Advisor to Fitness to Practise Panels and Conduct and Competence Committees.
Our regulatory lawyers provide bespoke training to in-house teams and committee and panel members on areas including case law updates, structured decision-making and drafting of reasons for decisions.
Auditing and serious incident reviews
Our Regulatory Law team is experienced in conducting reviews of decisions of Investigating Committees, Case Examiners and Fitness to Practise Panels and leading on serious incident reviews. We draft reports and identify learning outcomes.
Information Law Advice
Our regulatory solicitors provide guidance on matters relating to the Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act, GDPR and confidentiality issues.
Our regulatory solicitors and barristers act for clients across all the major regulatory sectors including health, education, accountancy and legal. Our clients tell us it’s our understanding of their sector and pragmatic approach that has helped us build longstanding relationships with some of the largest regulators across the UK.
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