trading standards investigations

The local authority regulatory body for Trading Standards can investigate and prosecute sole traders and private and public companies for breaching regulations. Undergoing this type of investigation has the potential to cause a great deal of stress.

If you seek legal advice from a friendly and knowledgeable team of solicitors, get in touch with Burton Copeland today by calling 0161 827 9500. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

our trading standards services

Our team has dealt with many cases involving the consumer protection authority over the years, offering specialist advice and full legal representation to those who have a looming investigation, as well as those who are facing court summons or prosecution. Our duties include:

  • Making you aware of your rights
  • Protecting your best interests
  • Helping you prepare for interviews
  • Making written statements on your behalf
  • Helping you to protect your business

how burton copeland can help

Our dedicated team of Trading Standard lawyers are incredibly hard working and have a clear understanding of the legislation in this area, making it possible for a flexible approach to be taken with settlement negotiations.

Time and time again, we encounter discrepancies in investigations. This includes inadequate evidence, excessive charges, out of time prosecutions, inferior export reports, inconsistent witnesses and an unwillingness to consider an alternative to prosecution. These discrepancies help us to negotiate with Trading Standards and prevent cases from going to court.

The team successfully defended Vance Miller, the self-styled kitchen entrepreneur, in what was the UK's largest ever Trading Standards prosecution, and has also acted for clients in the first loss in a prosecution in 10 years for North Yorkshire Trading Standards.

contact us today

If you have been accused of violating legislation, or have been prosecuted by Trading Standards, our Manchester-based team can provide comprehensive legal advice and guidance on the next steps you should take. We can also let you know if your circumstances allow for legal aid. Call us today on 0161 827 9500, or fill in our contact form and a member of the team will get in touch shortly.