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Regulatory, business issues

Regulatory Advice

Health & Safety

Our work includes all aspects of Health and Safety compliance advice including reviewing documentation, legal audits, advice on risk assessments and policies and advice on accident investigation. Our Health & Safety defence practice looks after the client from the commencement of any HSE investigations, advises on interviews under caution, prepares written statements & handles the case through the either the Magistrates’ or Crown Court. For further information, visit our Health & Safety pages.

Trading Standards

Burnetts' regulatory experts advise clients on dealing with Trading Standards investigations: e.g. preparing for interviews under caution, drafting written statements, advocacy at Court. We advise on the full range of Trading Standard enforcement powers. Our focus is always to ensure the least amount of damage to a client’s business.


In a growing area of concern to businesses, Burnetts' solicitors offer both a full range compliance service and support clients where failure to comply with Regulations leads to investigations and potential prosecutions. Our experience includes advice on: 

  • waste packaging regulations
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and other waste control and management issues
  • environmental issues around property development
  • risk management
  • noise pollution

Partner Douglas Claxton is a member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.


We advise hotels, bars, sports clubs, restaurants and educational institutions on designated supervisor licences, premises licences and entertainment licences.

Who to contact

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James Johnston

James is a Partner and Head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team.