Trading Standards investigations can cover a wide range of allegations, and our team has significant experience in dealing with the defence of both businesses and individuals under such investigation.

Examples include:

  • Animal welfare;
  • Consumer rights;
  • Fair trading;
  • Food safety and labelling;
  • Mis-selling of products and services;
  • Sales practices;
  • Supply of age restricted products;
  • Trademark and copyright offences;
  • Trade dispute offences.

Consequences for breaches of the legislation can be devastating in terms of penalties, consumer confidence in your business, and for the reputation of you, the organisation and key staff within it.

From formal cautions to fines and imprisonment, the risk to you and your organisation means that the best possible advice is needed from the outset to protect your interests.

How we can help

Fosters has developed a national reputation for successfully representing our clients in these complex situations.

Seeking legal advice as soon as you are aware of any allegation against you is extremely important. The steps we can take on your behalf can shape the way in which the investigation against you proceeds.

By helping you with your defence strategy from the outset, we can deal with the preliminary issues, attend interviews with you, and negotiate with Trading Standards if a prosecution can possibly be avoided.

If the case does proceed to court, we will help throughout with the preparation of your case. Our specialists have significant experience and success in dealing with large scale Trading Standards prosecutions.

To find out more please contact us for a free no obligation quote.

Recognised and recommended

We are ranked as a Top Tier firm for General Crime and Fraud by The Legal 500 UK, with our partners, Chris Brown and Damien Moore, also listed as leading individuals in their field.

Thank you for always being available when needed, you are all very professional and respectful, you made this tough journey in my life much easier with all your support. Thank you.
Client feedback 2021

Our crime & business defence team