Trading Standards is the division of your Local Authority dedicated to overseeing and enforcing complex laws and regulations governing the interaction between businesses and consumers.
Trading Standards can investigate and prosecute companies for breaching these regulations, whether they are sole traders or public companies. Their prosecutions are serious and can result in custodial sentences, causing much distress, confusion and disruption to those on the receiving end of an investigation. The power held by Trading Standards mean that a business can be forced to cease trading.
If you receive a summons or are subject to an investigation it is important to speak to a specialist solicitor as soon as possible. We are experienced in defending trading standards prosecutions.
It is a very complex area of law and our solicitors have to keep up-to-date with current legislation in order to uncover flaws and discrepancies in materials presented for our client’s cases, including inconsistent evidence and witnesses. At AFG LAW, we defend businesses and individuals in trading standards prosecutions, helping them to minimise the impact of both financial damage and reputational damage.
Our specialist team of trading standards lawyers are available to help you.
Our initial advice is free. Speak to us over the phone, via e-mail or in person if you prefer. You can either fill out our contact us form or call us on 01204 377600.