Regulations of are a fact of life for all businesses. But rather than being viewed as a threat or hindrance, regulations can offer huge opportunities. The way you approach them can give your business the competitive advantage. Our experienced regulatory advisers are real experts and thought-leaders. We are here to offer friendly, approachable and pragmatic advice, and help you scan the horizon and navigate a range of regulations and regulators.
For many years we have advised some of the world’s best-known brands (including large corporate entities, financial services organisations, platforms, media owners, agencies, influencers) in complying with regulatory requirements. Our regulatory team has extensive experience engaging with the UK’s regulatory bodies and can provide strategic and pragmatic advice to help you to assess and balance risks, and to engage with a range of regulatory authorities from the ASA to the ICO and FCA.
We work across numerous areas of regulation with a key focus on the following areas.
Below is a list of some of the key regulatory authorities we can support you with:
- Ofcom (UK's communications regulator)
- CMA (Competition and Markets Authority)
- Trading Standards
- ASA (Advertising Standards Authority)
- ICO (Information Commissioner's Office)
- IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation)
- IMPRESS (The Independent Monitor for the Press)
- FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)
- PRA (Prudential Regulation Authority)
- Gambling Commission
- The Health and Safety Executive
- The Charity Commission
- DMU (Digital Markets Unit)
- SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority)
- and several more.
Get in touch to find out more about how we can support with your regulatory compliance needs.
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