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Ruth Sheret, Senior Associate

Licensing, Regulatory & Tax

Direct Dial: 01905 746 473
Mobile: 07890 625 156

A bit about me

I enjoy helping businesses and individuals facing regulatory issues from facial recognition to fatal accidents. If disaster strikes, my clients know I am only a phone call away. Having worked for international companies, SMEs, charities, schools and a range of individuals, I find regulatory investigations and prosecutions always throw up new and interesting challenges to be overcome.

Both at home and at work, my passion is fairness, from sharing the housework to ensuring my clients get a proper hearing.

Want to know more?

Do not separate health & safety or environmental issues from your core business. Regulatory compliance should not be viewed as getting in the way of general operations.

Risk assess and work out safe practices, then ensure your staff do actually follow them.

Train your staff to treat regulatory matters seriously. They are never just boxes to be ticked.

How long will this take?
Regrettably, regulatory investigations and prosecutions take a long time to resolve, especially if there are concurrent proceedings in criminal, civil and coroners’ courts. Efficient handling of evidence and cordial working relations with all parties can reduce the delay.

If I wind up my company, will that avoid a prosecution?
No. It could even prompt the regulator to consider charging individuals. And unlike companies, individuals can be sent to prison.

How much will this cost?
Regulatory cases are factually complex. So, handling internal and external investigations and long running prosecutions can be costly. However, check insurance policies for legal costs coverage and remember the law protects your freedom of choice of legal representation.

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Regulatory law and Brexit – changes due in product manufacturing

The regulatory matrix under which businesses must operate in the 21st century derives only in…

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The law, the police, you and your business; Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020

In recent weeks, there has been media coverage of examples of police misinterpretation of so-called…

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Farms, animal welfare and social distancing – how does it work for farmers, vets and contractors?

The government issued specific advice to farms and vets on 7 April 2020, alongside a…

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Health and Safety Executive monitoring social distancing at work

Social distancing in the workplace Social distancing is now high on the Health and Safety…

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Facial recognition technology and private users

Controversial technology The Metropolitan Police have announced they will shortly begin the operational use of…

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