We take instruction from regulatory bodies looking to protect the rights of their members. Our solicitors are renowned for their skills in advocacy and litigation. To discuss your circumstances, speak to one of our specialist team today. Call us on 0808 164 1349 or complete our online contact form.
A private prosecution can be initiated by any person or organisation and operates in almost all respects in the same manner as a public prosecution. Private prosecutions are becoming increasingly common in respect of regulatory compliance as state authorities, mainly for budgetary reasons, decline to pursue prosecutions against firms for breaches or duties and obligations. These prosecutions may be undertaken to bring the offending person or company to justice publicly, but also to send a message which deters others from engaging in similar conduct.
We have experience advising private prosecutions involving:
Private prosecutions bring perpetrators of criminal offences before the courts in the same way as if the case was being brought by the police or Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) – a conviction can often result in prison sentences, financial penalties, a criminal record and irreparable damage to reputation.
Due to our experience and expertise in this complex regulatory area, we can provide detailed and comprehensive advice on most regulatory areas. Our advisory and regulatory solicitors appreciate the need for swift and responsive advice when it comes to regulatory issues – we regularly help clients to prosecute in respect of regulatory investigations.
Our Private Prosecution Solicitors are based in Sheffield and service clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 0808 164 1349 to find out how we can help.
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