Trading Standards 

Any individual or business facing a Trading Standards investigation or prosecution requires expert representation by experienced and knowledgeable solicitors. The team at JMW is vastly experienced in Trading Standards investigations and we can provide the representation and guidance you need to reach a satisfactory outcome. We will fight your corner to protect both your reputation and business.

Any individual or business facing a Trading Standards investigation or prosecution requires expert representation by experienced and knowledgeable solicitors. The team at JMW is vastly experienced in Trading Standards investigations and we can provide the representation and guidance you need to reach a satisfactory outcome. We will fight your corner to protect both your reputation and business. 
Contact us today to discuss your situation in more depth. We will advise you on the next steps to take and, If your company is subject to investigation, will move quickly to defend you. We offer an initial free consultation for all Trading Standards cases. Simply call us on 0800 652 5559 or complete our online enquiry form, which will allow us to call you back at a convenient time.  

Contact us today to discuss your situation in more depth. We will advise you on the next steps to take and, If your company is subject to investigation, will move quickly to defend you. We offer an initial free consultation for all Trading Standards cases. Simply call us on 0800 652 5559 or complete our online enquiry form, which will allow us to call you back at a convenient time.

Contact us today to discuss your situation in more depth. We will advise you on the next steps to take and, If your company is subject to investigation, will move quickly to defend you. We offer an initial free consultation for all Trading Standards cases. Simply call us on 0800 652 5559 or complete our online enquiry form, which will allow us to call you back at a convenient time.

About Trading Standards Investigations

If a regulatory body believes your company is in breach of regulations, it can bring a prosecution against you through Trading Standards. Various regulatory bodies can bring such prosecutions, including - but not restricted to - the following:

  • A local authority
  • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • The Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
  • Environmental Health 
  • The Foods Standards Agency
  • The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 

At JMW, we understand that avoiding action by Trading Standards is the best outcome for your business. We can therefore provide compliance advice to ensure your business remains up to date on evolving areas of Trading Standards regulations, allowing you to focus on maximising business profits and protecting your business from the outset.

If a regulatory body believes your company is in breach of regulations, it can bring a prosecution against you through Trading Standards. Various regulatory bodies can bring such prosecutions, including - but not restricted to - the following:
A local authority
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
Environmental Health 
The Foods Standards Agency
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
At JMW, we understand that avoiding action by Trading Standards is the best outcome for your business. We can therefore provide compliance advice to ensure your business remains up to date on evolving areas of Trading Standards regulations, allowing you to focus on maximising business profits and protecting your business from the outset.

Our Trading Standards Services

Our solicitors have extensive experience in assisting and defending individuals and businesses involved in action by various Trading Standards authorities. We can represent you, whether you are facing a civil action brought by Trading Standards through initial informal inquiry under the Enterprise Act or via a criminal prosecution. We can advise in relation to various matters, including:

  • Product safety and product recall
  • Consumer protection legislation
  • Sale and supply of restricted products
  • Copyright and trade descriptions

We are also able to assist with regard to:

  • Product launches and review of contracts
  • Advertising practices
  • Licensing
  • Food safety and labelling
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Livestock monitoring and movement 

We appreciate the potentially critical impact that action by Trading Standards may have. We therefore seek to act as early as possible to protect your reputation and to minimise profit loss, and seek to prevent disruption to your business and any unwanted media attention. 

Our solicitors have extensive experience in assisting and defending individuals and businesses involved in action by various Trading Standards authorities. We can represent you, whether you are facing a civil action brought by Trading Standards through initial informal inquiry under the Enterprise Act or via a criminal prosecution. We can advise in relation to various matters, including:
Product safety and product recall [LINK TO BE ADDED WHEN PAGE WRITTEN] 
Consumer protection legislation [LINK TO BE ADDED WHEN PAGE WRITTEN] 
Sale and supply of restricted products [LINK TO BE ADDED WHEN PAGE WRITTEN] 
Copyright and trade descriptions [LINK TO BE ADDED WHEN PAGE WRITTEN] 
We are also able to assist with regard to:
Product launches and review of contracts
Advertising practices
Licensing
Food safety and labelling
Counterfeit goods
Livestock monitoring and movement 
 
We appreciate the potentially critical impact that action by Trading Standards may have. We therefore seek to act as early as possible to protect your reputation and to minimise profit loss, and seek to prevent disruption to your business and any unwanted media attention.

Why Choose JMW?

JMW has extensive experience in representing both individuals and businesses at every stage of a Trading Standards matter. We can provide expert legal advice in order to deal with the following: 

  • Where possible, prevent investigations escalating to civil or criminal proceedings by providing practical advice and negotiating early outcomes with the regulator
  • Attend interviews or meetings where your business is being challenged to represent your interests and ensure the interview is conducted in a fair manner
  • Prepare written statements on your behalf
  • Defend you throughout the investigative stage
  • Seek to avoid prosecutions by negotiating with regulators on your behalf to find a flexible solution that is best for your business
  • Where prosecutions have already commenced, we have extensive experience in defending Magistrates and Crown Court proceedings

Derek Millard-Smith, a partner within our experienced Trading Standards team, is a member of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, and is the only defence solicitor member in its 122 year history. The contacts and insight that his membership provides ensures we can secure the very best, most unique outcomes for clients. Derek is also an editor of Trading Standards Law and Practice, as well as the approved panel solicitor for all British Parking Association members, guaranteeing unrivalled and up-to-date knowledge in the complex area of consumer law.

Mike Rainford, a partner within our business crime and regulation team, has over 35 years' experience in Trading Standards, serious crime, fraud and regulatory law. Mike has been involved in a number of very high-profile cases, including his successful representation of major kitchen supplier Vance Miller, who was prosecuted by Trading Standards after claiming he was responsible for large-scale misrepresentation and fraud. This was the the largest such prosecution in the UK to date. Mike's exemplary defence work, demonstrated to the judge that the prosecution should not have been brought to begin with.

Why Choose JMW?
JMW has extensive experience in representing both individuals and businesses at every stage of a Trading Standards matter. We can provide expert legal advice in order to deal with the following: 
 
Where possible, prevent investigations escalating to civil or criminal proceedings by providing practical advice and negotiating early outcomes with the regulator
Attend interviews or meetings where your business is being challenged to represent your interests and ensure the interview is conducted in a fair manner
Prepare written statements on your behalf
Defend you throughout the investigative stage
Seek to avoid prosecutions by negotiating with regulators on your behalf to find a flexible solution that is best for your business
Where prosecutions have already commenced, we have extensive experience in defending Magistrates and Crown Court proceedings
Derek Millard-Smith, a partner within our experienced Trading Standards team, is a member of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, and is the only defence solicitor member in its 122 year history. The contacts and insight that his membership provides ensures we can secure the very best, most unique outcomes for clients. Derek is also an editor of Trading Standards Law and Practice, as well as the approved panel solicitor for all British Parking Association members, guaranteeing unrivalled and up-to-date knowledge in the complex area of consumer law.
Mike Rainford, a partner within our business crime and regulation team, has over 35 years' experience in Trading Standards, serious crime, fraud and regulatory law. Mike has been involved in a number of very high profile cases, including his successful representation of major kitchen supplier Vance Miller, who was prosecuted by Trading Standards after claiming he was responsible for large-scale misrepresentation and fraud. Mike's exemplary defence work, however, demonstrated to the judge that the prosecution should not have been brought to begin with.

Talk to Us

Get in touch with the expert team at JMW for advice in relation to any Trading Standards matter today. Simply call us on 0800 652 5559 or allow us to give you a call back by completing our online enquiry form. Remember, we offer an initial free consultation for all the Trading Standards cases brought to us.

Talk to Us
 
Get in touch with the expert team at JMW for advice in relation to any Trading Standards matter today. Simply call us on 0800 652 5559 or allow us to give you a call back by completing our online enquiry form. Remember, we offer an initial free consultation for all the Trading Standards cases brought to us.
 
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