This is a major and developing area of the law where ‘globalism now triumphs in a world where trade knows no barriers and the Internet increasingly dictates consumer access and behaviour’. Trading Standards straddles it all. Brian Lewin MBE and Jonathan Kirk KC.
Trading Standards aims to protect consumers while ensuring that businesses can continue to trade in a fair environment. Prosecutions are usually a last resort following an investigation which identifies breaches of the law. Trading Standards have a wide range of disposals available to them which include cautions and fines. Both business and individuals can be investigated and prosecuted. We have experience in providing both advice and representation to individuals and businesses at various stages which include considering the due diligence in place and what precautionary measures have been taken.