Worthingtons Solicitors

Regulatory advice & defence

Defending regulatory body investigations

When might this affect me / my business?

Various government departments have responsibilities for regulating different activities that you or your business might be involved in. For example, a certain business/trading practice or marketing method may attract the attention of the Department for the Economy’s Trading Standards Service. Similarly, a workplace accident or incident can attract the attention of the Health and Safety Executive NI / local council (depending upon sector). In addition, environmental and pollution issues are the remit of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and if you or your business are required to hold a professional qualification or licence/registration to operate (such as with the Information Commissioner’s Office), this can involve scrutiny from a professional or governing body.

Get the right advice and representation

Worthingtons have a wealth of experience in defending both individuals and businesses in cases involving all of the above issues. We frequently represent clients that are being questioned formally / under caution by the Trading Standards Service, HSENI and the NIEA. We also provide full representation in defending criminal prosecutions brought against clients by any of these / other entities. It is important to recruit the right legal assistance from the ground up in these daunting cases, to protect your interests, and we are well versed to be able to deliver this for you and your business

For expert legal advice

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