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Our Regulatory department acts for businesses, individuals and regulators in a very wide range of criminal law matters affecting businesses.

We have a busy prosecution practice acting for the Welsh Government, local authorities, and other regulators in the prosecution of regulatory offences. Our team also advises businesses of all sizes on how to meet their regulatory responsibilities. Where necessary, we represent businesses and individuals in defences against prosecution.

Why use us?

Our service is consistently ranked in the legal directories, and our key lawyers have individual rankings that demonstrate their leading reputations in the field.

Key contact

Martin Jones


As the Head of the Regulatory Department, Martin acts in a wide-range of regulatory crime and professional regulation matters. Martin has built up over 20 years of experience and a wealth of specialist knowledge.

He leads the firm’s cross-departmental alcohol and gaming licensing teams. Additionally Martin manages the teams providing a range of outsourced services to local authorities, including court representation of local authorities Adult and Children’s Services Departments.

Justin Davies’ track record is excellent in terms of support for case preparation and court advocacy.

The Legal 500

Although Hugh James does handle some defence work for private individuals and corporate clients of the firm, including in relation to potential fraud, health and safety and money laundering infractions, the core focus of its three-strong regulatory team, which is headed by Martin Jones, lies in its prosecution work for central and local government and various non-police prosecution agencies.

The Legal 500

The work carried out by Justin Davies has been to the highest standard, from early-stage advice during investigations, through to providing representation in hearings in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Courts. A real attraction is that Justin has Higher Rights of Audience in criminal proceedings, meaning that he is able to provide continuity of representation throughout the case.

The Legal 500

Justin Davies is of the highest calibre. He has a wide knowledge of the legal issues in a case and ability to see the aspects that need attention. He is a skilled advocate and negotiator. Without question a great asset.

The Legal 500

Our clients

  • Welsh Government
  • Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency
  • South Wales Fire & Rescue Service
  • Mid & West Fire & Rescue Service
  • Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
  • Cardiff County Council

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