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A bit about me

Regulatory law spans both civil and criminal law, and the variety of clients who I act for reflects that breadth – all businesses are affected in some way. My experience has been with global blue-chip corporates right through to SMEs and their directors and senior managers, who are being investigated or prosecuted for breaches of health, safety and environmental legislation, including fatal incidents.

My focus is entirely on my client and what they need, so I work as part of their team and make sure that I explore all avenues to support them – whether they are in heavy industry, retail, charities, insurance, property development or finance. Making sure that every client is ready to deal with the legal and non-legal issues that arise when an incident occurs is a key part of my job.

Outside work, I’m a keen runner and I play guitar in a charity covers band.

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If you have an incident in your business – don’t panic – stay calm, rationalise and engage specialists at your earliest convenience to assist you

Lean into a situation rather than thinking it will go away

Let us be your trusted advisors: regulatory lawyers are especially great at dealing with a vast range of legal and non-legal issues and providing you with sound counsel.

I have had a workplace incident – can you help me?

Yes – we deal with workplace incidents very regularly. If you have an incident we are just a call away and we will provide you with immediate advice and then arrange to be with you at your site as soon as possible and help you deal with any regulatory investigations.

Should I take breaches of health and safety regulations seriously?

Yes, very much so – health and safety offences are in the main criminal matters and, depending on the facts of the incident, they may lead to six or seven figure fines and/or custodial sentences for individuals who are prosecuted.

How much will it cost me to use you?

It is vitally important to know that defence legal costs may be recoverable (in full or in part) from your insurer, depending on your policy coverage and usually depending on prompt notification of the incident.

As your insurer is precluded by law from imposing its choice of lawyer (normally from its panel) on you in criminal cases, it may well be that my legal fees are covered by your insurance policy in certain circumstances.

Where I work

Hear what our clients say about our Partner Kamal Chauhan

Swift clear advice for business facing Brexit challenge

Change brought about by Brexit to product markings which demonstrate adherence to legal standards presented one international...

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Regulatory training by legal expert welcomed

Kamal Chauhan was happy to share his expertise with warehouse managers and staff at Poundland Ltd, so...

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Care home group parent company convicted of corporate manslaughter

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Watch Now: How to avoid the stresses and strains of a health and safety investigation

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Regulatory law update: CE/UKCA marking and Q&A

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The importance of pedestrian safety at school

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Webinar: We need to talk about Brexit

Yes, we’re afraid we do need to talk about Brexit. Irrespective of the political landscape…

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Webinar: Regulatory Essentials for In house Lawyers

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Webinar: Ask the Regulatory Expert

In this episode of our Ask the Experts series Robert Capper, Covid-19 Lead, asks the…

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Webinar: How to manage a safe return to the workplace post Covid-19

https://youtu.be/L6xVPXRHT5o In this webinar, hosted by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, Kamal Chauhan, Partner…

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Webinar: Returning to work after Covid-19

On 20th May participants joined our webinar on ‘Returning to work after Covid-19’, for practical…

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Covid-19 Risk Assessment FAQs for Schools

The UK is preparing to return to the workplace. The circumstances may now be different…

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Video: Key considerations for safely operating your care home after lockdown

In this video Kamal Chauhan discusses the key considerations for safely operating your care home…

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Post-lockdown draft guidelines and safe office working

The current lockdown period is due to be reviewed on Thursday 7 May, and Prime…

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Dentists - prepare now for a smooth return to (near) normal work

Some five weeks ago, the Chief Dental Officers issued their third Covid-19 preparedness letter which…

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Prepare now for post-pandemic CQC inspections

As with the majority of organisations, the CQC (the regulator and inspection body of health…

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Social distancing on construction sites – policy v reality

This guidance was originally written on 24 March and updated on 30 April 2020 Construction…

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Coronavirus changes the regulatory landscape

In these unprecedented times we are seeing Bills being drafted with unprecedented speed and enactments…

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Policing the internet; online harms

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How does it affect your licence if you breach your professional obligations?

Did you know that if you are in a regulated profession you could have conditions…

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Regulatory Law: Review of 2018 and looking forward to 2019

There have been many important developments in regulatory law (particularly health, safety, environmental and corporate…

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Time to put your house in order: Construction firms targeted in new Health and Safety Executive Inspections

On 1 October 2018 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced that construction firms across…

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