Trading Standards

George Green’s solicitors can help you or your business if you have to deal with a trading standards investigation or prosecution.

We have considerable expertise of defending regulatory investigations and prosecutions commenced by local authorities for breaches of trading standards legislation.

These investigations are conducted in a similar way to a criminal investigation by the police and trading standards officers have very wide investigatory powers. Local authorities can commence a criminal prosecution against an organisation and individuals.

What if we discover a product safety issue in our business?

We have considerable expertise of dealing with product safety issues and can help you handle product recalls should such action be necessary.

Early action is vitally important when dealing with product safety matters. If you discover a potential product safety issue in your business you should seek urgent legal advice from a specialist regulatory solicitor.

How do I know if the promotional material we use to market our products is compliant?

If you are a trader it is vitally important to ensure that all promotional materials, marketing literature and point of sale communications remain compliant with legal requirements. We have considerable expertise of providing proactive advice to traders on these matters. We can review and draft these materials for you and your business.

What trading standards cases do you deal with?

We deal with a broad range of trading standards cases including but not limited to:

  • Product recalls
  • Product safety issues
  • Age restricted sales
  • Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading investigations/prosecutions
  • Food Labelling
  • Animal Welfare
  • Advice on advertising and promotional materials
  • Investigations
  • Prosecutions
  • Interviews under caution

If you or your business is facing a regulatory investigation or prosecution you should seek urgent advice from a regulatory solicitor and should not try to handle it alone.