Investigations with regulatory bodies

Investigations with regulatory bodies

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An investigation or prosecution by a regulatory body can have devastating consequences in terms of penalties, consumer confidence in your business and your reputation and we recognise the need for urgent, specialist advice from expert lawyers.

At Deo Volente Solicitors we have specialist regulatory solicitors with extensive experience of advising business clients facing criminal investigation or enforcement action by regulators and defending clients in criminal proceedings.

We will work tirelessly to protect your interests at all stages of the process, including:

  • Where possible, preventing investigations from escalating to criminal proceedings by providing practical advice and negotiating early resolution with the regulator.

  • Attending meetings and formal interviews with the regulator in order to represent your interests and ensure the interview is conducted in a fair manner.

  • Preparing and submitting written representations on your behalf.

  • Protecting your interests throughout the investigation and enforcement process.

  • Where prosecution is unavoidable, preparing a robust defence and representing you in Magistrates and Crown Court proceedings.

At Deo Volente Solicitors we pride ourselves in providing exceptional client care and working hard to achieve the best possible outcome for every client. If you are facing an investigation or prosecution by a regulatory body, contact us for a free, confidential consultation on 01234 673 400 or email your query to

Talk to us about an investigation or prosecution by:

  • Local authority

  • Trading Standards

  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

  • Food Standards Agency (FSA)

  • Serious Fraud Office (SFO)

  • HMRC

  • Advertising Standards Authority

  • Competition and Markets Authority

  • Environment Agency


Regulators have many powers, including:

  • searching your offices or home

  • interviewing you under caution and other people associated with the business

  • seizing your business records including computers, mobile phones and documents

  • freezing your bank accounts and assets

If you are facing a regulatory investigation or think you might soon be subject to one, contact us as soon as possible on 01234 350 244 for a free, confidential consultation or email your query to

Danna Quinto
Danna Quinto

Head of Litigation

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Danna has extensive experience in general civil and family law litigation including commercial disputes, landlord/tenant matter, medical negligence, complex personal injury cases, probate disputes,  employment law, and financial dispute resolution.