Specialist Trading Standards Prosecutions Law Firm
Olliers Solicitors have successfully defended Trading Standards prosecutions for a number of years. We have a wealth of experience across the firm when dealing with the defence of such prosecutions. We have offices in both London and Manchester but are able to deal with cases nationwide.
An investigation by Trading Standards or a similar prosecuting authority can have an immediately detrimental effect on your business, the initial investigation and dawn raid itself can cause significant disruption to how your business operates.
Prosecuting authorities will often in the course of their investigation contact suppliers, distributors and retailers which can impact on how your business operates, they also have the power to seize and test goods.
Such activity can often result in a detrimental impact in your business’ ability to operate as a going concern.
The impact can include applications to restrain the property of your business or your personal property. Olliers have significant experience in dealing with restraint orders and are often able to obtain a variation to an order to allow a business to continue to operate or to exclude assets which should not be part of any order.
An investigation can often result in a local authority or government department bringing a criminal prosecution against an individual or business. In addition to the impact on a business a criminal prosecution has far reaching implications including possible confiscation proceedings.
Olliers Solicitors are able to operate on a private or fixed fee basis. If the matter moves from an investigation to a prosecution then legal aid is often available to an individual for such a prosecution.
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We have particular expertise in counterfeit, trade mark and food standards prosecutions, if you require assistance please feel free to contact us.