Regulatory Enforcement

“A fantastic set that really adds value to its cases.”

Chambers UK 2024

“A go-to London set for all matters relating to criminal and regulatory law.”

Legal 500 2024

“The set has got a lot of good, top-end people and the breadth of quality has to be seen to be believed.”

Chambers UK 2020

“An elite set with a second-to-none reputation.”

Legal 500 2020

“An excellent set of chambers and one of the go-to sets for regulatory law.”

Chambers UK 2020

Regulatory enforcement through the criminal law has expanded significantly in recent years with the introduction of both primary and secondary legislation designed to set and enforce standards for providers of goods and services to the public.

Emerging from our position as the pre-eminent criminal and licensing set and our understanding of the regulatory environment, Three Raymond Buildings has established a strong reputation in this area. We are regularly instructed by local and national regulators as well as regulated companies and individuals across a wide range of industries. We have expertise in both civil and criminal proceedings and appear before the in the full range of relevant courts and tribunals.

We regularly conduct seminars and lectures for regulators, corporations and individuals across a wide range of industries in relation to all aspects of regulatory enforcement.

Consumer Protection

We have involvement in cases involving trading standards, trade descriptions and product safety. We have represented national and international importers and distributers such as Easylife and PMS International Plc.


We have acted in matters dealing with water pollution, fisheries, waste management and disposal, as well as related planning issues and noise pollution. Recent and current cases involve criminal proceedings against national water companies for water pollution and a wide range of proceedings against leisure operators on environmental issues.

Food Safety

We act for local authorities and major operators of hotels, bars, restaurants and casinos, festivals and outdoor events as well as small and independent businesses. Clients include City Centre Restaurants, J D Wetherspoon, Gondola (Pizza Express) and The Restaurant Group.

Railway Safety

We represent both railway regulators and industry. Recent and current cases include giving advice on prosecution in sensitive cases and in respect of fatalities and serious accidents as well as appearing at inquests and criminal trials. Members of Chambers represented several parties in the high profile inquest into the Hatfield rail disaster.

Security Industry

We have been instructed by the Security Industry Authority on a number of high profile cases concerning both licensing and criminal enforcement under the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

We also advise a broad range of corporate clients on compliance with the Act and, when necessary, represent corporate clients and individuals accused of acting in breach of the regulations.

Find the right barrister

To find the right regulatory enforcement barrister, and to discuss any possible instructions, please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email

R (Sabrewatch Ltd, Securiplan Plc, Phillip Ullmann, Luke Lucas) v Security Industry Authority [2008] EWHC 1762 (Admin)

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“The set has got a lot of good, top-end people and the breadth of quality has to be seen to be believed.”  Chambers UK 2020

“An elite set with a second-to-none reputation.”  Legal 500 2020

“An excellent set of chambers and one of the go-to sets for regulatory law.”  Chambers UK 2020

“A top-drawer set celebrated for its strong bench of experts … and its excellent track record of significant successes.”  Chambers UK 2019

“With ‘no weak links’ Three Raymond Buildings is ‘a leading set for business and regulatory crime’, has an ‘excellent reputation’ in extradition and international crime matters, and is also the ‘go-to licensing chambers’.”  Legal 500 2019

“A strong set for inquests and public inquiries, able to draw on a chambers-wide expertise in … regulatory law.”  Chambers UK 2019

“The set has a really good, proactive clerking service.” Chambers UK 2018

Regulatory Enforcement barristers

King's Counsel

James Lewis KC

Call: 1987 / Silk: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis KC

Simon Farrell KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2003

Barrister - Simon Farrell KC

Patrick Gibbs KC

Call: 1986 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Patrick Gibbs KC

Stephen Walsh KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2009

Barrister - Stephen Walsh KC

Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Call: 1989 / Silk: 2016

Barrister - Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Alisdair Williamson KC

Call: 1994 / Silk: 2017

Barrister - Alisdair Williamson KC

Richard Wormald KC

Call: 1993 / Silk: 2019

Barrister - Richard Wormald KC

Matthew Butt KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2020

Barrister - Matthew Butt KC

Sophie Cartwright KC

Call: 1998 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - Sophie Cartwright KC

Ben Watson KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - Ben Watson KC

Saba Naqshbandi KC

Call: 1996 / Silk: 2024

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi KC
Junior Barristers

Neil Saunders

Call: 1983

Barrister - Neil Saunders

Edmund Gritt

Call: 1997

Barrister - Edmund Gritt

Ailsa Williamson

Call: 1997

Barrister - Ailsa Williamson

Guy Ladenburg

Call: 2000

Barrister - Guy Ladenburg

Nicholas Yeo

Call: 1999

Barrister - Nicholas Yeo

Sarah Le Fevre

Call: 2001

Barrister - Sarah Le Fevre

Luke Ponte

Call: 2003

Barrister - Luke Ponte

Rachel Scott

Call: 2004

Barrister - Rachel Scott

Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Barrister - Bo-Eun Jung

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

Emma Collins

Call: 2008

Barrister - Emma Collins

Heather Oliver

Call: 2010

Barrister - Heather Oliver

Patrick Hill

Call: 2010

Barrister - Patrick Hill

John Greany

Call: 2012

Barrister - John Greany

Daniel Mansell

Call: 2012

Barrister - Daniel Mansell

Eva Niculiu

Call: 2013

Barrister - Eva Niculiu

Reka Hollos

Call: 2014

Barrister - Reka Hollos

Rebecca Hadgett

Call: 2015

Barrister - Rebecca Hadgett

Genevieve Woods

Call: 2016

Barrister - Genevieve Woods

Ciju Puthuppally

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ciju Puthuppally

Ryan Dowding

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ryan Dowding

Felix Keating

Call: 2020

Barrister - Felix Keating

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