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Corporate Defence & Regulatory

Legal protection when you need it

What is involved?

In a time of ever-increasing scrutiny and regulation, Government and other investigative bodies are armed with more powers than ever before. Their ability to pursue both corporate bodies and the individual makes non-compliance a serious issue and ensuing investigations must be taken seriously.

When faced with these events, help is at hand from someone you can trust who has been there before – our dedicated team of Corporate Defence & Regulatory lawyers.

Whether it be in the immediate aftermath of a fatality at work, assisting businesses who are the subject of a tax investigation, or advising companies on responding to dawn raids and investigations by competition regulators, Freeths are here to help you.

Why choose Freeths?

  • As “business people first, lawyers second”, we see the situation from your point of view
  • You can trust our solicitors to be commercially-minded, practical and honest about your options
  • We will build a lasting partnership with you, helping you to avoid future pitfalls and problems
  • Our team work with a huge range of businesses, so we can provide you sector-specific advice

Call us now to see how our Corporate Defence & Regulatory team can assist you.

Freeths’ Corporate Defence and Regulatory team is recognised as an unrivalled force for specialist legal and strategic advice. Operating nationally, we are able to offer the reassurance of a ‘complete’ team, whatever the circumstances. With lawyers who are recognised by legal directories as ‘Leaders in their Field’, we pride ourselves on the gold standard service provided to all our clients – many of whom are national and international corporate bodies.

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Our experts specialise and have experience in all areas across the corporate spectrum including:

Competition law, Coroner’s Inquests, Corporate Manslaughter, Health and Safety investigations, Serious Fraud & HMRC Investigations, FCA Investigations & Enforcement, Product Recall, and Bribery.

Meet the team

Corporate Defence & Regulatory Lawyers


Paul Burnley
Partner

0845 017 8381

Adam Edwards
Director

0845 274 6909

Simon Ellis
Director

0845 128 7983

Lisa Gilligan
Partner

0845 272 5723

Clare King
Partner

0845 128 6950

Andrew Maxwell
Partner & Head of Competition

0845 128 6997

Daniel McNally
Associate

0845 030 5728

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Testimonials

"Paul Burnley of Freeths LLP is well regarded for his broad practice, which covers the full gamut of health and safety law. He defends clients against prosecution and criminal investigations, as well as representing them in inquests."

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)

"An unrivalled knowledge of commercial law and a strong appreciation of litigation tactics."

(The Legal 500)

"A fantastic result."

(Robert Layton, Company Secretary Kuehne + Nagel)

"Lisa Gilligan's varied skill set encompasses the licensing of restaurants and stores, health and safety issues. She also has experience of handling regulatory prosecution work for local authorities."

"Thank you for all your assistance with my investigation and the subsequent Court appearance. Thankfully it is all over now and I can’t thank you enough for not only your professionalism but also your continued support throughout."

"I would like to thank your company for providing an excellent representative. Dan was fully committed from our first telephone conversation and, having dealt with hundreds of Solicitors over the years, I can say that he is a great asset to your company. His Court presence and presentation skills were superb, in particular his ability to file study and his expert interpretation."

Client service

‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 12 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

Contact: 03301 001 014

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