Trading Standards Investigations

Investigations by Trading Standards can have a significant impact on any business, and can contribute to a damaged reputation and diminished consumer consequence. JMW specialises in this complex area of the law, and we have extensive experience in helping individuals and businesses facing Trading Standards prosecutions, ensuring that businesses comply with all necessary regulations.

Get in touch with us today for assistance if you are facing a Trading Standards investigation. Contact our Trading Standards solicitors by calling 0345 872 6666 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will get back to you. 

About Trading Standards Investigations

Even the smallest breach of rules can result in significant penalties from Trading Standards, and even if the allegations are not followed through, the effects of such an investigation can be long-lasting.

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 the following:

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

JMW’s expert solicitors have experience in assisting businesses and individuals involved in many different types of action taken by various Trading Standards authorities, and can offer advice in relation to an extensive range of related matters, such as:

Why Choose JMW?

We provide expert legal services and advice to deal with all matters relating to Trading Standards investigations, including:

  • Where possible, preventing investigations from escalating to civil or criminal proceedings by providing practical advice and negotiating early outcomes with the regulator
  • Attending interviews or meetings where your business is being challenged in order to represent your interests and ensure the interview is conducted in a fair manner
  • Preparing written statements on your behalf
  • Defending you throughout the investigation stage
  • Seeking to avoid prosecution by negotiating with regulators on your behalf
  • Where prosecution has already commenced, we can defend you in Magistrates and Crown Court proceedings

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Contact us for help and advice if you are facing a Trading Standards investigation. Get in touch with us by calling 0345 872 6666 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you. 

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