Trading Standards

Our expertise in Trading Standards law and consumer protection legislation is unique, in that we combine specialist solicitors and barristers with practical expert Dean King; a former Lead Trading Standards Officer.

Trading Standards

We offer advice and assistance on compliance including audits and training as well as legal advice and defence of proceedings in all courts. Members of the team uniquely have experience of prosecuting cases for Trading Standards.

Recent Trading Standards cases include:

  • Defending a major house builder facing prosecution in the Crown Court for offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations.
  • Representing a food producer investigated by Trading Standards for animal welfare offences.
  • Defending a national mobility company and individual directors in multiple matters prosecuted under the CPR and Regulations relating to Cancellation Rights.
  • Representing an international animal feed company in respect of a Trading Standards investigation.

Birketts LLP is ‘a very strong firm that is regularly doing work that would usually be reserved for City practices’.

Legal 500 [UK 2022]