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Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licensing

If you operate in the security sector, you’ll be governed by the SIA, who regulate everything from static manned guarding, key holder duties and door supervisors to close protection and CCTV. We’re one of the few solicitors that specialise in this area, and we’re here to support you – whether you’re under investigation or at risk of having your licence refused.

Experience like no other firm

Our licensing team of solicitors is led by Heath Thomas, who has previously represented the SIA. He acted for the body in appeals against refusal, suspension and revocation of licences. His first-hand experience gives us an unrivalled perspective on your case, and we’re one of a small number of solicitors that can truly help with SIA-related matters.

Through our work, we’ve helped clients at all levels in the security sector, from large security providers to individual licence holders under investigation. From preparing for meetings with the SIA to producing the correct documentation and avoiding costly court hearings, we use our unparalleled experience to get you the best result.

Heath Thomas

Partner, Head of Insurance, Risk and Regulatory and Thames Valley Office

Direct Dial: +44 3301 075 810
Mobile: +44 7966 492 929

How can we help you?

How can we help?

If you’ve been approached by the SIA and are facing action, you need to give us a call. We know the law inside out in this area, and use the criteria published by the SIA to provide support, no matter what circumstances. At the outset, we’ll provide an initial assessment free of charge, and we can agree fixed fees so you won’t have to worry about the cost.

Our SIA specialists can help you the following issues:

  • Refusals of a licence
  • Suspension and revocation
  • Meetings with the SIA investigators
  • Interviews under caution
  • Prosecutions and appeals, such as provision of services without a licence or deployment of unlicensed individuals
  • Advice for individuals who fall within the SIA’s Consider Additional Factors (CAF) category

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