Trading Standards


At 187 Chambers, our barristers represent those facing alleged breaches of trading standards brought by local authorities and Government bodies, including the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Barristers at 187 are also regularly instructed to prosecute such cases on behalf of these bodies.

We deal with all matters relating to Trading Standards Law, including offences under the Fraud Act 2006, The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, The Trade Marks Act 1994 and the Food Safety Act 1990.

We will provide advice at the earliest stages of investigation on:

  • Consumer protection
  • Consumer credit
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Trade description matters
  • Food safety
  • Product safety

Why choose 187 Chambers?

  • Our expertise extends beyond the criminal jurisdiction – our barristers are regularly instructed to appear before the civil courts for applications for orders under the Enterprise Act 2002.
  • We are leaders in providing advice and advocacy having conducted major trials involving Trading Standards Law.
  • Regularly the first-choice for solicitors and professional advisers.
  • Our barristers have a wealth of experience in both prosecuting and defending Trading Standards cases.

Examples of Our Trading Standards Cases Include:

Luton Borough Council v NUR (Luton Crown Court) Liam Edwards instructed – Defendant was a car dealer who was charged with fraudulent trading contrary to s.993 of Companies Act 2006. The value of the fraud was over £70,000.The Defendant pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for 2 years.

R v CP –Matthew Bagnall defending a packaging company. Engaged by company to provide legitimate packaging for counterfeit goods.

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