To be the subject of a regulatory investigation or disciplinary proceedings can be a devastating experience for professionals. An investigation alone, regardless of outcome, carries the risk of potentially irreparable reputational damage.


Stokoe has extensive experience advising individuals subject to investigations and proceedings brought by regulatory authorities. We pride ourselves on the fact we receive regular referrals from other professionals for individuals whose livelihood, reputation and liberty may be at risk. We also represent those who are approached to act as witnesses.

Regulatory bodies against whom we act include the following:

  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • The Bar Council
  • The Financial Services Authority (FSA)
  • The General Medical Council
  • The General Dental Council
  • The Security Industry Authority
  • Lloyd’s of London
  • The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Authority
  • The British Horseracing Authority
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • The Independent Police Complaints Commission
  • Football Association