Trading Standards Lawyers

We are expert Trading Standards Lawyers defending Professionals & Businesses from Trading Standards Prosecutions.

Trading Standards Lawyers

Trading Standards prosecutions are serious and can result in custodial sentences for serious offences. Over the last few years the legal system has seen a marked increase in the number of trading standards prosecutions occurring, so it’s imperative that you are properly defended if you find yourself under prosecution.

As soon as any individual or corporate body becomes aware that they are on the subject of a trading standards investigation or prosecution it is vital that they obtain immediate specialist legal advice.

Our Trading Standards Lawyers specialise in trading standards prosecutions, so contact us today to get the expert defence you need.

Trading Standards Charges

An investigation or prosecution can be carried out by the office of fair trading, local authority trading standards department or the food standards agency. This list is not exhausted and there are other organisations that can become involved in a trading standards prosecution.

The proceedings will almost always commence by way of a trading standards investigation. At the end of any investigation there will then be a decision made as to whether or not there should be a trading standards prosecution. A court case involving a trading standards prosecution will be dealt with at either the Magistrates or Crown court depending on how serious the breach of trading standards legislation.

As soon as any individual or corporate body becomes aware that they are on the subject of a trading standards investigation or prosecution it is vital that they obtain immediate specialist legal advice.

Our Trading Standards Lawyers are able to assist, advise and represent an individual or company at any stage of the proceedings from interview through to the court stage. Your interests will be protected by one of our senior lawyers if necessary working alongside specialist barristers in this field.

Trading Standards Penalties

An investigation will result in either a complete clearing of the individual or company of any blame. If the trading standards authority feels that the individual or company is at fault this can result in either a caution, financial penalty or in very serious cases custodial sentence.

Proceeds of Crime

If an individual or company is found guilty of a trading standards offence then the court may consider an application under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The basic principle is that if anybody has benefited financially from any unlawful activity then the court has the power to try to assess the amount of that benefit and make an order that it be repaid.

Our Trading Standards Lawyers have extensive experience of dealing with applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act and are able to deal with any such application by any client facing a trading standards prosecution.

FAQ: What is the Proceeds of Crime Act?

If an individual or company is found guilty of a trading standards offence then the court may consider an application under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The basic principle is that if anybody has benefited financially from any unlawful activity then the court has the power to try to assess the amount of that benefit and make an order that it be repaid.

At professional defence lawyers we have extensive experience of dealing with applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act and are able to deal with any such application by any client facing a trading standards prosecution.

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“Professional Defence Lawyers were brilliant throughout our defence. They performed magnificently and helped massively reduce the fine we expected to see.”

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We are expert solicitors acting for the defence in proceedings of Trading Standards charges. We have been practicing in this field for over 20 years so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Call us free on 0800 634 7022 or fill out our confidential online enquiry form.

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Rob BimpsonProfessional Defence Lawyers is a dedicated defence firm of specialist Lawyers headed by Rob Bimpson and Tim Chapman. Both are Solicitors who have been qualified for over 20 years.

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