Trading Standards

Trading standards prosecutions - There are a wide range of offences and potential breaches covered by Trading Standards and businesses can easily find themselves facing a prosecution due to an inadvertent breach brought by one of the following bodies:

  • The Office of Fair Trading;
  • The Food Standards Agency; or
  • Local Authority Trading Standards Departments.

Covering London, Essex and all surrounding counties of the UK, Dadds LLP Licensing Solicitors can offer your business expert advice and guidance on any issue relating to investigations or prosecutions brought by the above bodies and can offer training to your staff to ensure compliance.

Types of offences

There are many potential offences which a business can inadvertently fall foul of, including:

  • Underage sales of alcohol, tobacco or other age-restricted products;
  • Test purchasing;
  • Copyright and trademarks;
  • Weights and measures;
  • Misleading prices and advertising;
  • Trademarks and copyright;
  • Food safety; and
  • Trade descriptions.

What we offer

Whatever the matter, Dadds LLP Licensing Solicitors can offer advice and representation whether it is a licensing authority or police PACE Interview (under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984), a full prosecution through the Criminal Justice system or simply some expert advice. In many cases, with our proper handling and expert negotiation, prosecution can be avoided. We can attend PACE Interviews with you to offer advice and support and we will explore all the options and proactively take steps to ensure the best outcome for you.

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Call us today on 01277 631811 or use the contact form on our site for more information on how Dadds LLP Licensing Solicitors can help you.

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