Citadel has long been recognised for ” ….. expertise in regulatory fields such as health and safety, trading standards and licensing” (Chambers & Partners 2012).
Our experience in directly relevant areas of crime and fraud enhances our regulatory practice and sets us apart from our competitors.
In addition to appearing before the criminal courts at all levels, our members regularly appear before Courts Martial, the VAT and Revenue Tribunals, the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal, a wide range of regulatory bodies, including various sports governing bodies, and professional disciplinary tribunals.
We are highly respected in our work in the fields of Trading Standards and Consumer Law, Environmental Law, Food Hygiene, DTI/BERR/DBIS and Health and Safety investigations and prosecutions. In relation to Health and Safety, we have particular expertise in manslaughter prosecutions arising out of such matters. Some of our members have experience in specific regulatory fields such as building control / planning, liquor licensing, Gambling Act, auctioneering matters, and prosecutions arising under the regulation of hackney carriage and private hire taxis.
Most members of the team are registered with the Bar Council to accept instructions directly from members of the public, companies or other organisations under the Direct Access scheme. Please see the Direct Access section of this website for further information.