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Regulatory

The regulatory team undertakes both contentious and non-contentious regulatory and defence criminal work.

The regulatory team represents a wide variety of clients: individuals, professionals and small and medium enterprises. The team has an in-depth understanding and experience of criminal and regulatory matters across a vast range of sectors.

Our clients include an extensive roster of UK trade associations, insurance schemes and business federations. The team also works with regulators and private organisations performing public functions who have been challenged in relation to their processes and decision making. We represent large charity and public sector clients.

We are experienced in helping clients at all stages of the regulatory and criminal process. This includes advice relating to compliance and governance issues, assisting clients in interviews/during investigations, and providing representation in court or other proceedings.
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Disciplines

We represent a wide variety of clients, from individuals to professionals and small and medium enterprises. The team has an in-depth understanding and experience of criminal and regulatory matters across a vast range of sectors.

Meet the team

Recommended by the Legal 500, our team has an extensive knowledge of regulatory bodies and act for individuals before their regulator in both fitness to practise investigations and in inquests and inquiries.

Melissa Cullen

Paralegal

Gareth Martin

Solicitor

Deborah Nicholson

Head of Regulatory

Francesca Snape

Francesca Snape

Solicitor

Lauren Wilson

Solicitor

Testimonials

Sourced from Legal 500, 2022
“The firm’s knowledge in the field of regulatory crime is really exceptional. Markel Law really are experts in the field. On top of this, partners and solicitors are down to earth, approachable and can relay complex information to clients with ease and sensitivity. I would recommend them highly.”

“The team was professional but also sensitive and flexible, which is essential as the cases they represented were often complex and subject to interpretation.”

“The individuals in this team are exceptional. It is clear from speaking to each of them that that they have a huge amount of passion for each case they are involved in.”

“Markel Law is best known for its experience in regulatory and criminal law. The team is regularly instructed by insured individuals and clients in regulated professions. It has specialist knowledge in acting for foster carers as well as care providers, and is also instructed by members of the Federation of Small Businesses.”