Business Defence

Business Defence

At Hunt & Coombs Solicitors, we can advise company directors, the business community, members of the professions and white collar personnel facing investigation or court proceedings in a disciplinary, regulatory or criminal context.

Our ability to manage the most complex cases has developed over a number of years with personnel specialising in elements of regulatory law which allow cases to be looked at in depth, our technical expertise which enables us to give clear professional advice. We also have a broad commercial awareness complimented by the support of in-house commercial specialists and experts in other areas of law.

For corporate clients or private clients, involvement in investigations into business crime, or financial or regulatory breaches can have a damaging effect on reputations as well as leading to significant criminal sanctions. At Hunt & Coombs we are experienced in dealing with these types of cases and can advise you on handling the media in a professional manner.

Our aim is to ensure that a client's interests are protected and we offer a high level of personal service, ensuring that each case receives the scrutiny it requires in order to build the best defence possible for our clients.

Areas of expertise:

  • Corporate Manslaughter and fatal accidents
  • Environmental issues
  • Inquests
  • Regulatory enquiries/Trading Standards prosecutions
  • Product safety/liability

Our legal team has dealt with a variety of cases in all of the areas of expertise above and can offer expert advice.

We have represented clients in prosecutions brought by:

  • Environment Agency;
  • HM Revenue and Customs;
  • The Care Standards Tribunal;
  • Food and Hygiene Authorities;
  • Trading Standards Agencies;
  • Health and Safety Executive; and the
  • Department of Trade and Industry and others.

If you are being prosecuted by any agency, we will be able to provide the right lawyer to represent you. We accept instructions from companies, company directors, managers, employees and private individuals.

Our crime team provides a 24-hour service allowing clients instant access to our specialist lawyers who will be able to offer immediate advice when you have been contacted by one of the prosecuting authorities. For further details please contact us.