Regulatory & Compliance

"Andrew Oldland KC is a fiercely intelligent partner with the immeasurable benefit of significant court experience. Very few firms can boast an asset of his status in their number."

Legal 500 UK 2023

"Attention to detail, understanding the issues and having the ability to get to the nub of the question are evident in abundance. All individuals are on top of their game."

Legal 500 UK 2023

"Michelmores is very much a city quality practice with the approachability and friendliness of a regional firm. They should not be underestimated as to their ability, resolve or tactics, but are at the same time a pleasure to work with. Having a London office to service their international and financial litigation work has been an excellent move."

Legal 500 UK 2023

Specialist regulatory and compliance advice

Our team offers extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues. The team leader, Andrew Oldland KC was formerly a member of the Attorney-General’s A list of Counsel and was previously instructed by many government agencies and regulators including DEFRA, Marine Management Organisation, Health & Safety Executive, Environment Agency and HMRC.

In the event of an incident, Andrew Oldland KC’s in-depth knowledge of acting for regulators enables us to advise clients from the outset of any incident on the early steps that they need to take to minimise the risk of prosecution and, if necessary, to negotiate appropriate settlement. If there is a prosecution, Andrew is very experienced criminal advocate and is well placed to advise on key early steps and the likely outcome of any proceedings.

Expert representation when it matters

The team provides seamless advice from the start of a matter right through to its conclusion, with Andrew acting as an experienced and highly skilled advocate in any Court proceedings.

Andrew sits as a part-time judge in the Crown and County Courts.

Recent experience

Advising and representing Clinton Devon Estates in its successful defence of corporate manslaughter and other charges before the Exeter Crown Court.

Advising two of the UK’s largest South West based fishing fleets on fishing quotas, potential licence breaches and safety at sea.

Advising many employers in respect of investigations relating to alleged health & safety breaches arising from fatalities in the work place

Advising and successfully representing a major quarry company facing prosecution by the Environment Agency relating to allegations of polluting the River Tamar

Advising the Duchy of Cornwall in respect of a harbour revision order and other marine matters.

Acting for the Wellcome Trust its acquisition of Premier Marinas.

Advising company directors on complex requirements under the Companies Acts

Advising international organisations in respect of complex anti-money laundering and sanctions issues.

Advising in relation to Judicial Review proceedings against DEFRA concerning fisheries quota allocations.