How we work

Our work focuses on how regulatory rules affect markets.

We provide legal advice and representation to clients in the regulated sectors. Often our role is to work with clients on projects where regulatory rules are critical to commercial success.

We have a multi-disciplinary approach, bringing together:

  • Leading experts in the law, economics and policy;
  • Practical day-to-day knowledge of the sectors we regulate;
  • Straightforward and practical advice; and
  • Compelling representation in regulatory proceedings and litigation.

We also help clients to develop their regulatory strategy and to manage compliance and delivery risks arising from sector-specific regulatory and legal regimes. And we negotiate and advise on commercial contracts in regulated sectors, particularly where a successful deal will face regulatory scrutiny.

As specialists, we only take on projects and cases that fit with our strategic focus, because that’s where we can make a difference for our clients. As a result, we stick to what we do well.

You can read more about our work under the different headings below.  Very often, though, these separate work-areas blend into one.  Often we advise on a single issue from beginning to end:  starting with a legislative proposal, through the parliamentary process, to the implementation by the regulator, and then on compliance programmes, practical effect, implementation into commercial contracts and, in some cases, litigation.  So, for example, when it comes to litigation under the Communications Act 2003, we are assisted by the fact that our lawyers acted on the policy development of the Act and its passage through parliament.

'Well respected by Ofcom’ and in the telecoms community generally, Paul Brisby is praised by clients for his regulatory and competition expertise. He is also noted for his “practicality and healthy understanding” of the industry,” (2007)

“This compact but highly expert firm has carved out a commanding niche in the market.”
Chambers & Partners

Paul Brisby of Towerhouse Consulting “an outstanding strategic thinker”