5 Essex Court

Jason Beer QC

Call 1992
Silk 2011

Regulatory

Jason’s regulatory practice extends far beyond the police service.  He often advises and represents individuals, corporate officers, companies, and public authorities facing investigation and prosecution for safety based regulatory offences. 

Previous clients have included Smurfitt Kappa, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, a leading preparatory school, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police. 

A feature of his regulatory practice is where criminal investigations conducted by the police service and the HSE have been conducted concurrently with other investigations – he has been instructed in many high-profile inquests and public inquiries over the past two decades where such investigations overlap (see Public Inquires and Inquests).

Jason additionally acts for other regulators in criminal and other investigations.  He is presently acting for Ofgem in the Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry.  He has acted for the Financial Reporting Council in its investigation and supervisory inquiry into HBoS; and for the Competition and Markets Authority in its investigation into generic pharmaceuticals; in relation to a challenge to a search warrant issued under s28 of the Competition Act 1998; and in its investigation into secondary ticketing.