What do Regulatory Solicitors do?
Regulatory Solicitors support medium to large scale businesses and organisations to prevent regulatory breaches within their industry sector. They will usually put together procedures to help ensure compliance with trading standards or health and safety laws for example. These are usually proactive measures that businesses can put in place to make sure they are compliant with regulations, where a breach has not happened, and the business doesn’t want a breach to happen.
Solicitors can also help where businesses find themselves in breach of a regulation or are subject to an investigation by the relevant authority. They can provide specialist advice and representation.
Sometimes when a regulatory breach is so big, this will become an inquest, a super inquest or go to judicial review. This is the point where some of the largest law firms will get instructed to advise on an ongoing court matter related to the inquest alongside counsel. These inquests can last years and can have been known to result in changes to the law completely, to prevent similar future situations.
Usually solicitors will specialise in a specific area within regulatory law, so if they are instructed to work on a fairly large inquest or super inquest, this is when more hands on deck will be needed. As we have seen a significant increase in junior resource needed to support our largest clients across Manchester & the North West recently, we surmise that our clients are the ones who are advising on these large inquests within (for example) the construction, mining, waste management sectors where there have been significant regulatory breaches.
We are finding that this is a developing area of Law with many of our clients who specialise in the above sectors requiring more solicitors into their teams to advise on Regulatory matters and breaches. If you are a Regulatory Solicitor looking for a new challenge or would like to get stuck into a meaty inquest in an interesting area of Law, get in touch today to find out about the types of roles and firms that we are working for.