Local authority regulatory bodies for fair trading and the Food Standards Agency, can bring prosecutions for trading standards breaches as well as a host of other regulatory breaches. Investigations and prosecutions can be carried out in relation to wholesale and retail business for offences including trading in counterfeit goods, breach of copyright and breach of trademark regulations. Other types of trading standards prosecutions include food safety, weights and measures, licensing, and supply of age-restricted products to minors. Many traders will find these proceedings confusing and stressful, with the law in this area being complex and investigations having a substantial and detrimental effect on their business.
If you find yourself the subject of a trading standards investigation it is vital that you seek legal advice at the earliest possible stage to reassure you at this difficult time and to ensure that your rights are protected. The specialist Regulatory and Compliance Lawyers at Wilford Smith have substantial experience in successfully defending individuals and companies who have been accused of regulatory breaches. We will take a meticulous and robust approach to your case, ensuring preparation of your case is conducted in a comprehensive manner and that all relevant arguments are made on your behalf in order to offer you the strongest possible defence to the charges made against you.
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