The security sector is overseen by a regulatory body known as the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Those who work as a doorman or guard have to adhere to rules and regulations, including having a valid licence. Failure to comply can lead to a severe punishment, including imprisonment, and your licence being revoked.
At Burton Copeland, our solicitors understand the complicated law surrounding SIA regulations and can help if you have had your licence revoked or are facing an investigation. Contact us today by calling 0161 827 9500 or by filling in our online form so we can contact you at a more convenient time.
How can I lose my SIA licence?
There are many circumstances which may call for your SIA licence to be taken away; these include:
- Being convicted for a criminal offence
- Receiving a caution for a criminal offence
- Other behaviour which causes concern
The SIA has the power to suspend your licence for a period time or remove it altogether, preventing you from being able to work in the security industry. To stand the best chance of this not happening, you should speak to an experienced criminal defence who can act on your behalf in an appeal.
Why should I choose Burton Copeland?
Our SIA solicitors have over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of criminal law and can bring their expertise to your aid to help you keep your licence, allowing you to continue to make a living. We will advise you throughout appeal proceedings and act on your behalf in all investigations.
Appeals of this nature carry strict time limits, so it’s important that you contact us as soon as possible so there is more chance of your licence being saved. Our team are contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week should you require assistance at any time. If your circumstances allow it, legal aid may be used to help pay for your case.
Get in touch today
If you are being investigated by the SIA, or worried about having your licence revoked, contact our Manchester-based solicitors today for advice and guidance. To speak to a member of the team, call us on 0161 827 9500 during office hours or 0161 832 7834 at any other time. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.