Regulatory Enforcement & Disciplinary

  • When professionals are pursued by the state or by regulatory bodies, the issues are often complex and require a forensic level of analysis and application to a case. Our specialist team have these qualities at your disposal.


    This area of law often involves Prosecution by a Local Authority for non adherence to trading standards for instance trademark offences or application by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to revoke the necessary licence authorisation. The ‘Get Licensed’ criteria is stringent and if you are a door supervisor or an agent or company employing door staff in any roll allow us to guide you.

    We are able to assist from written representations to the relevant body or attending the necessary Magistrates Court to appeal a decision.

    Disciplinary Proceedings: Footballers and Football Clubs

    The Football Association (FA) is the governing body of football in England and responsible for all regulatory aspects of the game. DJMS have a wealth of experience of defending clubs and footballers who find themselves the subject of FA disciplinary proceedings.

    If you are facing a disciplinary hearing in relation to your behaviour or conduct, our specialist lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing immediate, first class legal advice, representation and assistance during disciplinary proceedings. For more information please contact the Department on 0191 5101221 or email

    Regulatory Law: Director’s Duties, Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

    DJMS provide expert legal advice and representation to directors on their rights and obligations as officeholders in limited companies. Appointment as a director should not be accepted without an understanding of the duties existing under the Companies Acts and other legislation.

    DJMS are experienced in the defence of disqualification proceedings brought against directors by the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR).

    Our Lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing immediate legal assistance during proceedings. Please contact the Department on 0191 5101221 or email

    Disciplinary Proceedings: Solicitors

    Solicitors are liable to be disciplined for any breach of the law or of the Professional Rules of Conduct. Solicitors can also be disciplined for providing inadequate professional service.

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will not make a judgment as to the quality of the advice given but will punish Solicitors if the way in which the advice was delivered or the manner in which complaints were handled falls short of the required standard. A financial penalty can be imposed and Solicitors can be ordered to forfeit or reimburse their fee and pay costs. Breaches of the Rules can lead to more significant penalties, including fines, suspensions and striking off and, in the most serious cases, an intervention into the Solicitor’s practice can be ordered.

    Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing immediate, first class legal advice, representation and assistance during disciplinary proceedings. Please contact the Regulatory Department on 0191 5101221 or

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