The solicitors at Sewell Law have experience of advising and acting for clients that are the subject of investigation or prosecution by Local Authority Trading Standards Departments.
Businesses in the retail sector that deal directly with members of the public can sometimes fall foul of the UK's trading laws. This can attract the scrutiny of regulatory bodies such as Trading Standards. In certain circumstances, officers from Trading Standards can attend the businesses premises unannounced to take documentation and other evidence as part of their investigation.
Investigations can result in allegations of, for example, breaches of the Consumer Rights Act 2015. This could be on the basis that goods have been sold that are not fit for purpose or of satisfactory quality. If your business is under investigation by Trading Standards, or is being prosecuted for breaches of consumer law, Sewell Law has the expertise to assist and advise you in relation to any potential defence.