Regulation is on the increase and its impact on the day to day running and viability of a business can be enormous. Statutory bodies and other prosecuting agencies are gaining ever increasing powers to regulate and prosecute both individuals and business in the event of any breach.
Investigation can be time consuming for any business and the publicity of prosecution can, overnight, destroy or damage a reputation which may have been built up over many years.
It is imperative to obtain clear and practical advice at an early stage to help avoid prosecution or minimise the penalties which may follow.
We have considerable experience in advising and defending prosecutions in such cases including high profile prosecutions by the Environment Agency in cases of large scale pollution.