Public and Regulatory

Our Public & Regulatory team is experienced in providing EU, UK/NI and general regulatory advice in a wide range of sectors including energy, transport, food & drink, pharmaceuticals and media.

We have extensive knowledge of regulatory developments in the EU and UK/NI and frequently advise clients on its commercial impact. Our advice spans:

  • Initiating and defending Judicial Review proceedings
  • Regulatory investigations and notifications with regulators and quasi-public sector bodies including the FCA, ASA, ICO, HMRC, HSE, CMA, Utility Regulator, Ofgem as well as central government departments
  • Assistance with the prosecuting and defending of breaches by Enforcement proceedings including attendance at Dawn Raids
  • Public Inquiries and Statutory Appeals
  • Trade and Regulation advice on a multi-jurisdictional basis including compliance with export regimes
  • Market investigations and reviews
  • Regulatory matters affecting commercial transactions and M&A
  • Appealing against the seizure of goods by the UK Border Force


  • Invest NI

    on a range of public law matters and contract management advice.

  • A number of clients

    in taking Judicial Reviews against Departmental decisions.

  • A number of energy clients

    on challenges, including Judicial Review and statutory reviews against Ofgem.

  • Dalata Hotel Group

    on compliance with EU & regulatory issues in Northern Ireland.

  • Private sector clients

    on exports and sanctions regimes.

  • Food, Drink & Agri clients

    on compliance with EU Food Labelling requirements.