Trading standards prosecutions can be brought by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) together with the local authority regulatory body for trading standards. They can also be brought by the Food Standards Agency. These bodies can investigate and prosecute in number of areas and this can affect wholesale or retail businesses. The potential offences include dealing in counterfeit goods, breaching copyright and breaching trademark regulations. These investigations can have a hugely detrimental effect on business and it is important that your rights are protected from the outset. We have a team of lawyers with specialist regulatory experience who can advise you and assist you in defending these prosecutions.
There are many different areas that could become the subject of a prosecution such as:
If you are facing an investigation or prosecution in respect of trading standards we appreciate that often the complex legislation can be bewildering, particularly if you believe that you have done nothing wrong. The detrimental effect on you and your business can be wide reaching. You may be a manufacturer, a distributor, a retailer or another party to the investigation and in all circumstances it is important to obtain specialist advice. You may not know how the investigation started; this could be through a test purchase or a complaint made by a member of the public. That is little comfort when facing these proceedings. You need to know that your rights are protected.
Nick Freeman is quite possibly the most famous criminal solicitor practising in the Country today. Dubbed by the media as “Mr Loophole” his reputation rose as an expert road traffic lawyer through his client list of famous sports personalities and celebrities.
But this is only the tip of the iceberg for Nick and his team of highly experienced criminal solicitors. Freeman & Co. have successfully represented people charged with a wide range of criminal offences ranging from assault to fraud, from rape to theft.
Nick has a singular mind to all his cases and challenging the details of every case is an ethos that pervades Freeman & Co. as a whole.
From the first police station interview to fighting your case through the courts, Freeman & Co. provide seamless representation and dedicated client care that is second to none.
Being charged with a criminal offence of any kind will be a daunting experience. Freeman & Co. are a specialist from of criminal solicitors who understand their clients’ needs and the overwhelming need to get the best possible result in all the circumstances.
If you are, a family member to friend have been charged with a criminal offence you can call Freeman & Co. today on 0161 236 7007. You can also send us a confidential email by clicking here.
We look forward to hearing from you.