Trading Standards Investigations Solicitors

Trading Standards Investigations Solicitors

We have the expertise to advise you through every stage of a Trading Standards Investigation or a Trading Standard Prosecution across the country including:

  • Interviews under caution and PACE interviews
  • Summons to court
  • Representation at the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court
  • Appeals to the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court

It is vital that you contact us as soon as you receive an initial complaint letter so we can help you manage the process way before you are called in for a PACE interview.

Trading Standards Law cover the following:

  • Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading
  • Trade descriptions
  • Trademarks and copyright infringement
  • Misleading prices and advertising
  • Manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and suppliers’ liabilities
  • Supply chain problems
  • Consumer credit and contract terms
  • Product safety
  • Product recalls
  • Labeling
  • Animal welfare
  • Ages restricted sales
  • Food and risks to public health- Food Safety & Food Hygiene
  • Action under the Enterprise Act 2002
  • Closure Notices and Closure Orders

After 30 years of trading as a Mini-Supermarket, I inherited the business from my father, we faced a breach of trading standards regulations. I did not realise how serious these breaches were as I kept putting the papers sent from the Council to one side until almost 2 days to the Court date, I went in a panic, had no clue where to start.

As soon as I contacted Maureen at Reen Anderson Solicitors, I knew I was in good hands, she guided me throughout the process. I am so grateful for her help and support.

Thank you.

Mr.  Tagoe-Bannerman – Director
Mini-supermarket – London

Who Are Trading Standards?

Trading Standards departments are teams of specially trained officers from your Local Authority dedicated to overseeing and enforcing the complex laws and regulations governing the interaction between businesses and consumers.

Some of the powers available to a Trading Standards officer:

  • Investigate alleged criminal offences using many of the same powers as the police
  • Prosecute individuals and businesses in the criminal courts
  • Demand the production of documentation
  • Make test purchases to gather evidence against you
  • The power to seize and detain goods and documentation
  • The power to enter your premises with or without a warrant
  • The power to inspect and test products
  • To prohibit placing items on the market

We have the expertise to advise and represent you through every stage of a Trading Standards Investigation or Prosecution across the country. Some of our lawyers are former prosecutors and therefore, have the experience of representing the Local Authorities, therefore, we can utilize that experience in our advice to you. We understand the impact that an investigation or prosecution can have on you and your business. We will support you throughout the entire process, explain the outcomes and fight on your behalf.


Want to find out how we can help you?


Please call 0207 859 4451

to arrange a mutually convenient time for an initial chat,

email us or complete a Free Online Enquiry.