Criminal Regulatory

"an impressive set with clerks who are approachable, helpful, and extremely professional"

Legal 500 [2021]

Mountford Chambers’ impressive team of barristers deliver highly specialised and effective representation in a wide range of criminal regulatory cases. Advising both prosecution and defence teams, they are perceptive and accomplished when it comes to working on these often complex and emotionally charged cases.

Criminal regulatory cases typically carry financial and reputational repercussions that can have long-lasting consequences for those involved. Therefore, barristers are meticulous in their approach to the evidence and are sensitive to any associated publicity arising from these cases.

They provide advice during regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, working alongside teams to develop strategies that support a clear and pragmatic approach to the case. When it comes to advocacy, Mountford barristers are robust, persuasive, and fearless in their presentation of the case.

Health & Safety Executive Prosecutions

Our barristers represent individuals and other legal entities in prosecutions under health and safety legislation arising from a range of workplace settings, including:

  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Chemical plants

Environmental Agency Prosecutions

Barristers undertake cases involving all the UK environmental regulators, including:

  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Natural England
  • Marine Management Organisation
  • Office for Nuclear Regulation
  • Office for Product Safety and Standards

Local Authority Prosecutions

The relevant legislation covers a number of different areas including:

  • Unfair commercial practices
  • Counterfeit goods/trademark infringement
  • Labelling/descriptions
  • Weights and measures
  • Under-age sales (e.g. tobacco and alcohol)
  • Consumer contract regulations
  • Animal welfare
  • Consumer safety
  • Fraudulent activity

Criminal Regulatory Barristers

Chris Henley KC

Call: 1989 Silk: 2015

Head of Chambers

Charles Bott KC

Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Ben Hargreaves

Call: 1989

William England

Call: 1991

bozzie sheffi oct 2023

Bozzie Sheffi

Call: 1991

Richard Furlong

Call: 1994

See full team

Get in touch

Mountford Chambers is home to a team of highly responsive, experienced and knowledgeable clerks.

Ben Heaviside

To email Ben click here or call on 020 7936 6300
Out of hours 07793 318647

Criminal Regulatory news

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On 10 May 2023 the Sentencing Council published new sentencing guidelines on the following offences under the Animal Welfare Act…

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The Prosecution alleged that five defendants were involved in a highly-organised and ruthless conspiracy to defraud people, by luring them…

Recent Cases

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