Yorkshire law firm Gordons appoints head of regulatory

Peter Hampson

An experienced solicitor specialising in business regulatory, crime and misconduct matters has joined Yorkshire law firm Gordons as its head of regulatory.

Peter Hampson was previously at law firm Rradar where he was a business crime and regulation solicitor and has more than nine years’ post-qualification experience.

Peter has represented individuals and companies across a diverse range of regulatory and misconduct matters from regulators. These include the Health and Safety Executive, Care Quality Commission, Trading Standards, The Regulator of Social Housing, HMRC, Police Professional Standards Department, Environmental Agency and Food Standards Agency.

At Gordons, he will lead a team advising clients on regulatory issues including hygiene, health and safety, environmental, data protection, product compliance, criminal investigations, business investigations and court proceedings.

Peter said: “Gordons has a strong reputation as a progressive firm that understands the importance of building long-term relationships beyond just transactional advice. This distinct approach provides the ideal environment to continue to develop our regulatory offer.

“Regulatory compliance is an increasingly important consideration for businesses. It is also a fact that Covid-19 compliance is one of the biggest challenges faced by businesses in the current climate.

“Organisations need to reopen safely with robust procedures in place, not only to reduce any chances of spreading coronavirus, but also to avoid any risk of enforcement action from the authorities. We are already helping our clients achieve those objectives and I will be seeking out other businesses that we can help navigate through these and other regulatory challenges.”

Gordons clients include retailers AO, B&M, Iceland and Wren Kitchens.

Gordons litigation partner, Steve McVey, said: “Peter has excellent regulatory and business crime experience, so he is well placed to expand on the great work already done by our specialist regulatory team. He is ambitious, knowledgeable and personable which makes him an ideal fit with both our culture and our clients.”

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