The 36 Group’s unique position a leading multi-disciplinary set renders it ideally placed to advise on the myriad regulatory and disciplinary issues arising out of our core practice areas. Our regulatory barristers undertake the full range of work in this area, from high-value frauds to licensing contraventions to breaches of professional obligations.
Members of the team are regularly instructed in the following areas at both silk and junior level:
- Professional disciplinary proceedings e.g. relating to solicitors, accountants, healthcare professionals, police and prison officers etc.
- Breaches of planning regulations and environmental offences
- Trading and food standards contraventions
- Applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
- Fraud and corruption cases, and cases concerning breaches of company law and associated regulations, particularly involving the SFO, FSA, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and HM Revenue and Customs
- Acting for and against the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Licencing applications
One of our Members, Philip Hackett QC, has over the past 25 years been instructed in many of the leading cases including the most serious matters investigated by the FCA and SFO and other regulatory bodies. Cases in which he has appeared in include three BCCI trials, Arrows, Maxwell, Gooda Walker, Wickes, Merrion Re Insurance, AIT, TransTec, ‘City Slickers’, Kent Pharmaceuticals, Bae Systems, MEPs expenses, V Mobile, Vantis, Torex, Asil Nadir, Innospec, Celtic Mining and LIBOR.
We also have leading specialist expertise in aviation regulatory matters (e.g. documentation of agreements underpinned by regulatory issues, such as slots exchange agreements, code shares; air traffic light issues under bilateral air services agreements, bonding and licensing rules applicable to travel providers; domestic UK/Irish and European regulatory regime; undertaking regulatory reviews for clients, established carriers and start-ups etc), and also Aviation commercial issues, particularly in relation to aircraft finance and leasing and re-delivery return conditions; aircraft acquisition; cross border loan and lease agreements.
Likewise, e-commerce and the application of the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 is a specialist field where 36 Commercial can provide specialist advisory services.
With over 140 barristers, mediators and arbitrators (including 18 Queen's Counsel, 3 Senior Counsel from Ireland and South Africa, and a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India), as well as operations in Singapore and Hong Kong, The 36 Group a truly international multi-specialist set. We are uniquely placed to provide advice and representation on regulatory issues before English and international courts at all levels.