Hill Dickinson’s regulatory team provides services covering the broad spectrum of regulatory issues to individual and corporate clients. These range from civil investigations to full-scale fraud, tax and other prosecutions.
We are aware of the stress that such cases can cause and their impact on individual and commercial reputations. A proactive approach is therefore vital and we offer a 24/7 service enabling us to become involved at the outset of an investigation and manage its direction. Our legal expertise and commercial awareness allows us to help clients through what is an unfamiliar and often intimidating landscape.
We are experienced in operating within the maze of Government regulations and encouraging negotiation as well as confrontation. We have both criminal and civil regulatory practitioners and are uniquely placed to advise on all aspects of financial regulation.
We also advise on industry-wide regulatory compliance,
particularly policy drafting and the interpretation of anti-money
Our main areas of work include:
- Investigations and prosecutions by the:
Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue and Customs, the Fraud Prosecution Service of the CPS, the Financial Services Authority and the UK Border Agency
- Interventions and enquiries by the:
Office of Fair Trading, Trading Standards and the Department for Work and Pensions
- Civil Proceedings instituted by:
Serious Organised Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
- Financial Compliance and directors responsibilities
- Money laundering, corruption and counter-terrorism policies
- Tax Tribunals for both direct and indirect taxes and duties
- Sanctions compliance
- Professional disciplinary hearings
Due to the high-profile nature of our instructions, we are experiences at dealing with both the press and electronic media to provide our clients with maximum protection. Our mission is to steer clients through trying times swiftly and painlessly, with the minimum disruption to their businesses.
Our service is complemented by our ability, as a national law
firm, to draw on the specific expertise and resources of other Hill
Dickinson practice groups.
Recent case studies / testimonials
"Edward's help was invaluable. It inspired confidence and I felt I was in very capable hands." Michael Wainwright, Managing Director, Boodles.
"Hill Dickinson, principally represented by Edward de la Billiere and our Marine specialist Adrian Marsh, provide an exceptional service to our business by providing a comprehensive legal service, which is exactly tailored to our needs. I have tried a number of firms over the last 10 years and nothing apart from Edward and Adrian have "come close" to our requirements." Shane Beamish, Finance Director, Peters and May Ltd.
"Simon Ellis goes beyond the call of duty in terms of client
care." Rafik Sodawalla, Managing Director of RSS Sales
Case study 1
We secured the dismissal before trial of charges of false accounting to the value of £28 million brought by the Serious Fraud Office against the FD of a Fortune 500 company.
Case Study 2
At the time of this case we secured the only voluntary repayment of input VAT by HMRC for a telecommunications trader subject to HMRC's Extended Verification policy. The sum repaid was over £2 million.