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Trading Standards Prosecutions

A trading standards prosecution can have devastating financial and reputational costs for you and your business

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Trading Standards Investigations and Trading Standards Prosecutions

If you or your business are being investigated for trading standards allegations then it is essential that you receive specialist legal advice. A trading standards prosecution can be brought by a number of different Regulatory Bodies, against individuals and businesses.  Potential offences that can be investigated include:

  • Counterfeit goods
  • Breaching copyright
  • Advertising and sales
  • Under age sale of goods
  • Breaching trademark regulations
  • Food safety, hygiene, and labelling
  • Consumer credit
  • Weights and measures

You or your business could become subject to an investigation by way of a complaint made by a consumer. Alternatively it may be as a result of a test purchase made by a Trading Standards official.

We are happy to discuss your case with you over the telephone. Call us today on 01270 613639 or contact us using this form and we will call you back to discuss your case.

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Expert Legal Representation - Trading Standards Prosecution

If you receive a letter from Trading Standards raising a concern about your business then it is important that you receive legal advice before responding.  At Poole Alcock we can assist you in your response and make written representations on your behalf.  Written representations can mean the difference between an investigation against you and your business leading to a prosecution or being concluded with no further action.  Sometimes it may be appropriate to negotiate formal or informal agreements about future conduct of the business. This can prevent the investigation continuing and prosecutions being pursued.

If you have received an invitation to attend for an interview under caution, then it is essential that you receive legal advice and representation for that interview.  Depending on the circumstances of the interview, legal aid may be available to you.

When cases progress to prosecution, the sanctions available to the Court include a financial penalty, and in some circumstances a custodial sentence.

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We will be happy to discuss fixed fee representation to defend your case. Poole Alcock has expert regulatory defence solicitors based in offices across Cheshire, including CreweAlsager, Congleton, Sandbach, Nantwich and Wilmslow.

We are happy to discuss your case with you over the telephone. Call us today on 01270 613639 or contact us using this form and we will call you back to discuss your case.

Defending Trading Standards Investigations

The effects of a trading standards investigation and/or prosecution can have a significant detrimental effect on your business.  At Poole Alcock we can assist you in defending allegations that have been made against you and your business, regardless of which stage of the investigation your case is at.  Legal Aid may be available, depending on the nature of your case, and your means.  If Legal Aid is not available to you then Poole Alcock offer competitive rates for representation and advice.

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Please submit your information and a member of the Poole Alcock team will respond to you as soon as possible. If you have a quick question, please feel free to call 01270 625478.

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I just wanted to thank you for the way your solicitor, Stuart Flood defended my cousin at Crewe Magistrates Courts recently.

Stuart did a tremendous job of keeping the case at the Magistrates Courts and in getting the best possible outcome we could have ever hoped for. All concerned were mightily impressed at his skill & professionalism. Stuart and the Probation Officer were a formidable team.

Thank you once again from all the family. One never knows whats is around the corner but with respect, hopefully we won’t be in need of your defence services again, however, if we do we will know where to come.

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