Regulatory prosecutions can result in lost productivity, low staff morale, and high legal expenses, not to mention unwanted publicity and reputational damage. As a barrister with years of experience in advising and representing clients facing regulatory prosecutions. I have successfully acquired not guilty verdicts on cases involving allegations of breaches of trading standards and HMRC revenue offences.
My strengths lie not only in my ability to swiftly cut to the heart of a legal matter and spot the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, but also my business acumen. For example, in health and safety prosecutions, the Court will consider the commercial reality a defendant has to operate in – I ensure that this is strongly presented to the judge. In addition, I will manage any media interest in a case on behalf of my clients, ensuring their reputation is protected throughout the investigation and possible court proceedings.
Once instructed, my focus is on taking every strategic step possible to avoid an investigation turning into a prosecution. I will provide an emergency response in the case of health and safety and environmental law incidents, working with your internal counsel and external legal advisors to quickly make an independent review of what happened. I will also attend all interviews under caution, to ensure your best interests are protected and you are not pressured into saying something that could lead to a negative outcome for you and/or your business.
I can assist you in the following:
The regulatory framework of environment legislation has evolved rapidly in recent years, with a significant proportion of UK legislation originating from EU law. The sanction for breach of most environmental laws (that is, the unauthorised or harmful deposit of waste, illegal discharges to air, land, and water) is prosecution of an individual or company by the relevant regulator in the criminal courts. Company directors can also face prosecution if the offence was in whole or in part due to a direction by them or due to their negligence.
Environmental prosecutions can cause serious reputational damage and crippling fines to public and private organisations. I have the tenacity, intelligence, and work ethic to provide you with a robust defence regarding prosecution and/or sentencing.
Health and Safety Prosecutions
With the coming into force of the Sentencing Guidelines for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences in early 2016, fines for health and safety offences have rocketed. In addition, companies often feel they have little choice but to plead guilty in order to achieve a sentence reduction.
One of the keys to avoiding an HSE investigation turning into a prosecution is to instruct expert legal advice immediately. I can work with you and your legal team to manage a health and safety investigation and conduct an internal review of what happened. This will ensure a strong defence can be created should prosecution occur. In addition, I will advise you on your plea options and set out clearly the consequences of your choices.
Trading Standards Prosecutions
With considerable expertise in trading standards law, I can provide the advice and representation required to obtain a not guilty verdict in a prosecution. Not only do I understand the motivations, strategy, and tactics of the regulatory authorities, I have the commercial acumen needed to persuade the court that you have been trading fairly.
Since the 2008 financial crisis the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has significantly ramped up its activities. The regulatory body will aggressively pursue organisations it suspects has damaged the reputation of the financial markets. In addition, it will actively engage in co-operation with other UK and international enforcement agencies which can significantly increase its power.
When it comes to FCA investigations and prosecutions, I will meticulously and ruthlessly sort through the evidence disclosed by the authority and build a persuasive defence. I understand the strict time constraints that these types of cases present and will work around the clock to protect your best interests.
To discuss how I can directly advise and represent you, please contact me on 07951 535 693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Always well prepared.”Legal 500
“He, in my opinion, is a master tactician and grasps the most pertinent aspects of a case immediately which is of great help to his solicitors and clients alike.”S. K.
“Tanveer is a knowledgeable barrister and gets results.”H. S.
Tanveer’s Cases in the News
Awards & Associations
Tanveer has received several awards and is associated with many of the top legal institutions.
Professional Discipline Lawyer
“No-nonsense, straight to the point and very professional”
Why you should choose Tanveer:
- Over 20 years of experience
- Competitive prices
- Professional service
- Widely recognised and awarded
Part 1 In the weeks following 9/11, smart sanctions went, as President George W. Bush aide Juan Zarate put it, “on steroids”. Following the deadliest...
Mobile: 07951 535 693