Investigations and proceedings

It is rare that a week goes by without new regulations being introduced that purport to protect consumers and members of the public at large. With more regulation comes more red tape and increased risk of regulatory breach and prosecution.
Regulatory action can range from prosecutions for health and safety breaches to investigations by the Companies Investigations Branch of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. Action can be costly and distract a business or individual whilst investigations or proceedings are underway. Ultimately, it can lead to businesses being closed down or individuals fined or imprisoned.

We know that regulatory bodies sometimes just get it wrong and need to be persuaded to close down an investigation. This requires a pro-active and robust approach but pays dividends for you. We can accompany you through the investigatory stages and, should it proceed further we can help you defend proceedings.

We can assist in respect of the following investigations or proceedings by responding to complaints and enquires from your regulator, attend interviews and challenge regulatory notices. Examples of types of regulatory investigations we can assist with are:

  • Tax or VAT investigations
  • Trading Standards
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Investigations
  • Company investigations
  • Regulatory compliance

We can also help you limit your risk by drafting policies and implementing procedures that reduce the chances of you being investigated at all. We can arrange regulatory audits and stress test your procedures to ensure that you are keeping your business safe and legal.

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We’re committed to delivering the highest level of service, alongside fair, honest, and professional advice. Our job is to make your life easier, at every stage of the process. We’re ready to help you with any aspect of dispute resolution. 

Here are just some of the reasons to choose Ackroyd Legal for your dispute resolution requirements:

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Our specialist teams can handle a range of commercial disputes, from property disputes and litigation, through to breach of contract and breach of trust. We’ll take the time to understand your objectives and reach a solution that’s right for you.

Boardroom disputes can be extremely problematic for your company, partnership, or LLP. We’ll use our experience and expertise to help you resolve boardroom disputes quickly.

If something’s gone wrong as the result of professional negligence, we can support you in bringing a claim against a professional, including solicitors, accountants, insurance brokers, and engineering professionals.

If you’re raising a dispute with a financial services provider, for negligence, breach of contract, mis-selling, or misrepresentation, we can help. Our experts will provide technically accurate, cost-effective advice to secure the best possible outcome.

If you believe that you have an interest in the estate of the deceased, but weren’t named in the Will or Trust, you may be able to contest it. We’ll help you establish if you have a valid claim and advise you on the next steps.

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