Industry Regulation

Members have been at the forefront of industry regulation for years, steering organisations from their very inception. We continue to represent organisations as well as individuals across a variety of fields.


QEB Hollis Whiteman’s regulatory expertise extends to working with a number of different industries. We commonly act for individuals and organisations concerned with a vast array of commercial activity.

Our Experience

Our experience in this field encompasses a broad spectrum of industries, these include: the Health and Safety Executive; the Security Industry Authority; the Civil Aviation Authority; the Military; Road Transport; the Traffic Commissioner; the Office of Rail and Road; Sea Fishing; Port & Harbour Authorities; the Charity Commission; and the Environment Agency.

QEB Hollis Whiteman has a particularly long-standing professional relationship with the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the body responsible for regulating the Private Security Industry. We have worked closely with the SIA since its inception, providing advice on general matters of law and function as well as acting regularly on their behalf, including 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. We are therefore very fortunate to be able to bring our considerable experience in this area to all of our work in industry regulation.



Recent Cases

SRA v Y (2018)

Advising SRA on approach to first wave of ‘me-too’ cases involving City...

GDC -v- Anita Klimecka-Stankiewicz (2018)

Fallon Alexis acted for General Dental Council in an illegal practice...

BGO Ltd (2017)

Instructed by the Gambling Commission to advise on the review of BGO’s...

Camelot Ltd (2017)

Instructed by the Gambling Commission to advise on regulatory action they were taking against...

Security Industry Authority v S (2016)

Acted for the SIA in appellate proceedings seeking to challenge its decision to refuse an...

SIA v Taylor (2013)

Caoimhe Daly, instructed by Field Fisher Waterhouse on behalf of the Security Industry Authority,...


High Court finds Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel's sanction of £15,000 fine was inconsistent with the gravity of the misconduct

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) appealed to the High Court to challenge certain decisions made by a Panel of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, and the sanction ultimately imposed.

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War & Peace

Philip Evans QC and Tom Coke-Smyth consider the application of the rule of law to the military in an article in the New Law Journal

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