Insurance, Risk and Regulatory

If you are bound by regulatory laws or need a licence to operate, we’re here to help you with every aspect of compliance. We’re by your side if you need to manage a breach or defend your business against enforcement agencies. We also handle the insurance issues that help you mitigate risk. 

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Key contact

Heath Thomas

I head one of the largest teams of specialist regulatory lawyers, known for our expertise in safety law, food regulation, environmental law, licensing and private criminal defence. We advise and represent companies, their directors, and individuals, facing compliance challenges, investigation and prosecution

Expert support in a crisis

We have a proven track record of defending challenges from regulators including the Environment Agency, Food Standards Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Financial Conduct Authority, Environmental Health Officers, Fire and Rescue Services and Trading Standards.  

Alongside this, our team deals with the full gamut of insurance issues, from helping you mitigate risk and manage incidents to resolving liability claims. 

We also regularly undertake private criminal defence in the Magistrates and Crown Courts, including representation in interview under caution.

We understand the associated challenges and demands of these types of situation, and provide practical and focused advice, day or night. We’ll also help you with media management to limit reputational damage and help you keep trading even when your livelihood is at risk.

A practical focus on compliance

Our team of lawyers has unique skillsets, having previously worked in enforcement, compliance, risk and insurance industries before coming together to form our Insurance, Risk and Regulatory team. 

We are acutely aware of concept of ‘predictable surprises’ and help you develop a compliance culture that recognises the costs of prevention are far lower than the costs of the aftermath of an incident.  

We really get to know you and understand the challenges you face so we can find sensible commercial solutions to help you operate, whatever your circumstances. Our practical and focussed advice gives you authentic insight, increased competency and improved standards. Combined with our ability to react rapidly and decisively, it makes us the team you need in your corner.

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Hear what our clients say about us

As well as being incredibly professional and conscientious, Ruth was also incredibly kind and reassuring. This was a very difficult time for me, which had gone on for a long time.

Ruth reassured me with her knowledge of the law but was also a caring and empathetic person to be around. I honestly would not have got through it without her. Thank you so much Ruth.

Client An inquest and with insurance difficulties

As someone who practices at the Bar almost exclusively in the area of health and safety and regulatory law … I can say that Jonathan (Edwards) has a well-deserved reputation for being at the top of his professional tree.

He has a vast array of legal knowledge and also possesses considerable tactical and strategic acumen in relation to whether or not cases should be defended….

James Leonard, Barrister Outer Temple Chambers

I have worked with Jonathan Edwards as my ‘go-to’ legal specialist for over two decades. His strong technical skills backed up by an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the insurance market make him unique and he adds genuine value off the back of this. He has a calm and friendly nature, always taking time to understand us as a business and I am truly grateful for the invaluable support he has provided me over the years.


Jamie Lewis, Managing Director Jensten Group Ltd

I have instructed Jonathan over many years, because he quickly grasps and focuses on the key issues of an assignment, provides strong technical advice and delivers excellent outcomes. I know he is very well regarded in the insurance market. Just as importantly, he has a really positive manner that puts clients at their complete ease. He is someone I would thoroughly recommend.

Strong technical advice

Jonathan Edwards is a tremendous asset to have on your side. He combines a forensic eye for detail with astute tactical and practical advice derived from his many years of experience. His case analysis, judgment and ability to master complicated factual and technical details with ease mark him out as an outstanding lawyer. Jonathan is always approachable and calm in even the most highly pressurised situations and he adds real value to every case in which he is instructed.

Angus Withington QC Henderson Chambers

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