Trading standards are in place to protect the consumer. Trading Standards officers are employed with the remit of investigating complaints and ensuring that the law is properly applied. Trading Standards law is a broad area encompassing a vast range of concepts, including:
- Counterfeit goods
- Infringement of trademark
- Unfair practices
- Under-age sale of applicable goods
- Animal welfare
- Health and safety
- Contracts of sale
Facing an investigation?
If your business is facing an investigation by Trading Standards or if you have been accused of an offence, this can have a significant impact on both your company as a whole and on the people involved. Trading Standards officers have considerable powers, including the seizure of company goods and initiating police cooperation in cases of suspected criminal activity, and it is possible that the relevant people may be interviewed under caution at the police station.
Making a formal response
It is therefore essential to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity and before you make a formal response, even if you are certain that you have done nothing wrong.
Diverse experience in trading standards law
The specialist solicitors at Stirling Ackroyd Legal have diverse experience in Trading Standards law and will be able to advise on the best way to proceed. We can provide advice and representation at the interview stage, and work with you with a view to achieving the best possible outcome. In some cases it may be possible to reach resolution by entering into a formal agreement regarding business conduct, although a criminal prosecution may arise, depending on the situation.
Whatever the circumstances…
if you require further information or if you are facing an investigation by Trading Standards we can help you to protect the interests of your company and of everyone involved. Please contact us, and a member of our specialist team will be very happy to help you.
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