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Trading standards

Our specialist team of lawyers has many years of experience in negotiating with enforcement officers in the field of trading standards. Our areas of expertise include advising our clients on safe products, trade descriptions, fair trading and consumer rights in sectors ranging from food to DIY products.

Trading Standards are governed by a variety of pieces of legislation and the type of investigation that is being undertaken can vary enormously. Our team has wide-ranging experience of many different trading standards investigations.

We can help you ensure that what is required of your business is fair and assist you in reaching compliance to ensure minimal disruption to your business. We can assist you in obtaining appropriate testing and ensuring you have the right Due Diligence defence system for your business.

Some of our recent cases have involved:

  • Advising in relation to the strength of imported ladders following a Coroner’s Prevention of Future Deaths report 
  • Advising in relation to an international shoe retailer’s advertising
  • Advising in relation to the trade description of a unique sealant product