Trading Standards Prosecutions
Recent times have seen a considerable spike in prosecutions brought by Trading Standards. As they tend to be heard in the Crown Court there is a lot at stake, not least liberty and reputation, meaning expert legal support is a must.
We have a proven track record in successfully defending Trading Standards cases, and our increasing number of instructions reflects this. Cases are complex in nature, often with multiple defendants, numerous witnesses and thousands of pages of evidence.
Strategy can be key and undoubtedly the best damage limitation measure can be approaching the right solicitor early on. At Ison Harrison, we can handle matters from start to finish, stepping in at the earliest stage from assisting with negotiation and providing representation at interviews under caution, right through to meticulously preparing for trial. We have access to prominent specialist barristers, including Queen’s Counsel.
The imposition of a sentence may not be the end of the matter. Confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act can also follow. We confidently deal with such matters on a regular basis, consistently obtaining favourable outcomes.