Regulatory: Industry Bodies

Security Industry Authority (SIA)

QEB Hollis Whiteman barristers are regularly instructed to appear on behalf of the Security Industry Authority, the body responsible for regulating the private security industry.

We have worked closely with the SIA since its creation, providing advice on general matters of law and function as well as acting on their behalf, most recently before the High Court.

We continue to be involved in key cases for the SIA, such as the first prosecution of a company under the Private Security and Industry Act 2001.

Notable cases:

Solicitors Regulation Authority v MK (2013)
SDT hearing
Fraser Coxhill

Re: AO (2012)
Defending in the SDT
Alexandra Felix

Re: B (2011)
Successful appeal on sanction to the PAT and Judicial Review
Alexandra Felix

Re: P, P & N (2011)
Leading defending in SDT 
Alexandra Felix

Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (2011)
MHRA Prosecution: First Clinical Trials Regulation Case Collapses.   
Adrian Darbishire QC

Security Industry Authority v Stewart & others (2009)
Authority on scope of appeals in SIA cases
Selva Ramasamy

SIA v Security Solutions & Investigations / Working in Harmony & others (2009)
First prosecutions for using unlicensed security operatives
Selva Ramasamy


For more information on regulatory matters, please contact the clerks on 020 7933 8855 or