Regulatory

Regulation plays an ever-growing and increasingly important role in how companies function. As a result, there’s constant tension between fresh ideas and ticking the right regulatory boxes. As a disruptive business ourselves, Carbon understands your pain.

We know just how carefully negotiations need handling if you’re going to achieve the ‘yes’ you’ve worked so hard towards. And we know how frustrating it can be – but we’ve learned the benefits of building proactive and collaborative relationships with the regulators.

Here are a three of the basic principles behind our regulatory advice for businesses:

Right first time
Prevention is better than cure. In other words, being meticulous and watertight first time around helps you avoid closer scrutiny down the line. We apply this principle to how we run Carbon, and it works.

Plan ahead
We won’t just answer the question you asked. As experts, we’ve learned most clients have many more questions than they ever ask, and the answer to one question will often generate several more. So don’t worry – we’ll tell you what you need to know and consider, well in advance.

Think business, not law
We look further than traditional law firms, simply because we work differently and have wider insights. So we consider the business angle as much as the letter of the law.

The Carbon difference

You get the benefit of rounded, practical advice – not just the finer points of law. As well as being partners at Carbon Law, we’re also directors of businesses and third sector organisations. Some of us have worked in-house in heavily regulated industries. We know how frustrating it can be to negotiate that thin line between regulation and business development. Michael, our CEO, was once governance director of a major financial network, and brings a unique perspective to regulation. One that informs our entire approach.

Whether you have an issue relating to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or Charity Commission. Or are a healthcare practitioner having problems with a regulatory body such as the British Dental Association (BDA) or British Medical Association (BMA). No matter what, we can help.