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Breaches in regulatory requirements can carry serious and irreversible consequences for both businesses and individuals. Seeking specialist legal help at the earliest juncture is crucial.


At Main Nickolls, our experienced team of defence lawyers can provide advice on all matters concerning regulatory compliance, investigations, enforcement and prosecutions, and build a successful defence to achieve the best outcome for your circumstances.


With our knowledge and expertise, we can guide you through the regulatory minefield to minimise the impact on you, your business and your reputation. 


As a professional, allegations of misconduct or wrongdoing against you can can have a lasting effect, seriously damaging your reputation and career.

With our vast experience and proven track record in this area, our specialist defence lawyers can advise on and defend you against disciplinary action and protect your reputation to secure the best possible outcome for you.

If you are under investigation from the the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), it is essential that you seek professional legal advice and representation from the very start as it can have severe repercussions for you and your business, both reputationally and financially, with the possibility of a prison sentence.

 Our defence lawyers have experience and a high degree of knowledge in FCA investigations and will work with you to build a robust defence strategy.    

Whether you are a professional organisation, an individual athlete or a smaller club, we can offer specialist advice on all areas of disciplinary proceedings and investigations - both regulatory or criminal.

With our experienced defence team, we will work with you to achieve the best outcome and minimise the commercial and reputational damage to you and your club. 

Money laundering is a very serious criminal offence and can have far-reaching consequences - not just on you personally but on your business, family and friends. Your organisation could face heavy fines, whilst you and your connections could suffer serious financial penalties and a potential custodial sentence.

Our specialist defence lawyers can support and advise you at every step of the investigation to secure the best outcome for you.



Being investigated by Trading Standards can severely harm your business and result in a custodial sentence. It is imperative to seek professional guidance from the outset.

If you or your company are being investigated or facing prosecution, our specialist defence lawyers can provide expert legal advice and representation to achieve the best outcome, whilst minimising the damage to your reputation and business.

If you are a care provider or a registered manager facing a Care Quality Commission (CQC) enforcement or prosecution, you need specialist legal representation right away. 

At Main Nickolls, our experienced team of lawyers understand the regulations of the CQC and can work with you to draft a robust response to defend you against all enforcement actions - both civil and criminal.


At Main Nickolls, during times of need, we believe that everyone deserves access to the best legal advice.


We can help with all aspect of the Legal Aid claims system, from dealing with cases free of charge at the police station to advising you on the submission of your application for funding.


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