Our committed team of regulatory solicitors are highly experienced and understand the confusion, distress and disruption caused by a Trading Standards investigation or prosecution.
Trading Standards & Compliance
Trading Standards Investigations
If you are facing an investigation or prosecution in regard to trading standards, we understand that often the complex legislation can be overwhelming, especially if you believe that this is a false accusation. The detrimental effect on you and your business can be wide-reaching.
You may be a retailer, a distributor, a manufacturer or another party to the investigation and in all circumstances, it is crucial to obtain expert legal advice. You may not be aware of what triggered the investigation; this could be through a complaint made by a member of the public or a mystery test purchase. That is little comfort when facing these proceedings. You need to know that your rights are protected. Your local Trading Standards officers will have an active interest in these areas:
- Consumer Rights
- Counterfeit Goods
- The Sale of Age-Restricted Products
- Food Safety
- Fair Trading
- Faulty workmanship
- Weights and Measures
- Animal Welfare
- Food Labelling and Descriptions
- Distance selling regulations
How can we help?
We can provide advice and representation throughout the whole process, from initial complaint to final outcome. We have defended many businesses and individuals accused of trading standards breaches and various other regulatory offences. We have a highly skilled team of solicitors with ample expertise in trading standards and we have dealt with some of the largest cases that have been brought against people in the Crown Court.
Our expert legal advice covers due diligence procedures and staff training relating to marketing claims and pricing procedures.
Our specialist consumer protection solicitors can advise you on how to address marketing claims and disputes with competitors.
Our experts can assist when defending claims for breach of contract/negligence resulting from consumer protection issues.
Our specialists can assist you at any time to deal with critical problems and work with you to protect your brand and reputation.
We advise clients in regards to all aspects of regulatory investigations concerning allegations of unfair trading or misleading marketing.
We assist clients facing prosecution for allegations of breaching the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
Contact our Solicitors in London
To arrange a consultation, speak with a member of our commercial team today on 0207 790 2000 or complete our online enquiry form.