Ian Bridge has substantial experience in regulatory enforcement.
He has been on the Attorney Generals A list of counsel for many years authorised to handle the most serious cases.
He appears for and against individuals and companies being prosecuted by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, The Health and Safety Executive, The Environment Agency other Relevant Agencies.
He has substantial experience in regulatory crime and is an expert in the criminal liability of company officers.
He is an expert in both financial and non-financial regulatory enforcement.
He has acted in a number of cases where allegations of breaches of the Financial Services and Markets Act 200 have been pursued.
He has acted in a number of cases involving death and serious injuries where company officers have faced manslaughter and health and safety allegations. He is regularly instructed by companies and individuals facing Health and Safety investigations. He regularly prosecutes, defends and appears at inquests.
He is instructed by multinational corporations for advice on wide ranging regulatory topics ranging from the application of the general product safety regulations to the reach provisions covering the use of dangerous chemicals
He has advised corporations as to the impact of Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 re the extension of the jurisdiction of UK authorities to prosecute corruption offences. Such matters are now covered by the groundbreaking Bribery Act 2010. He has conducted seminars amd lectures to multinational clients and foreign government representatives on the Bribery Act 2010.
Ian welcomes direct instructions from clients whether through in house lawyers or directors without legal qualification.
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