We have considerable expertise in defending individuals and companies accused of breaching trading standards regulations and legislation.

There are many different areas that could become the subject of an investigation or prosecution such as:

  • Food safety
  • Product safety and recall
  • Trade descriptions
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Advertising and sales
  • Licensing
  • Supply of age-restricted products to minors

Trading standards legislation is complex. Investigations are disruptive and can have a hugely detrimental effect on business. It is important that your rights are protected from the outset if you find yourself subject to investigation, it is vital that you contact our team straight away. If we decide that you should agree to be interviewed under caution, we will accompany you during the formal process.

If you are prosecuted your case may be dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court or, if the allegations you face are particularly serious, the Crown Court. Penalties can be severe as the Courts have the power to impose substantial fines and even custodial sentences.

Our specialist team can provide representation in the Magistrates’ Court. For Crown Court cases we have access to barristers with special expertise in defending the most serious cases brought by the trading standards.

If you are being investigated or prosecuted for trading standards offences, contact our team and we will take care of things during what may well be an extremely bewildering experience.