It was reported by us in June 2016 that we were instructed to defend a Midlands based business against charges of Fraudulent Trading and various alleged offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPUT Regulations 2008).
Timothy Thompson of Kangs Solicitors, who had conduct of the case, comments on the favourable result achieved for our client.
The Crown’s Case | Kangs Complex Fraud Solicitors
The Crown’s case concerned the operation of a slimming business asserting that our client carried on his business for a fraudulent purpose, namely to mislead customers, creditors and other persons regarding his identity, ownership of the slimming business and about the effectiveness of a device called a Home Use Ultrasound Cavitation device, which was sold as an aid to fat loss.
The Defence Case | Kangs Trial Preparation Solicitors
Trial was originally fixed for this Spring, by which time our client’s defence had been fully prepared.
A month before Trial, extensive discussions took place which resulted in the Crown agreeing to discontinue the allegations of fraud.
In return it was agreed that our client would provide:
- A written basis accepting the facts presented by the Crown but excluding those relating to fraud.
- Assurances as to his future conduct including a non-court undertaking under the Enterprise Act.
Accordingly, the Trial was vacated.
The Sentence | Kangs Trading Standards Defence Solicitors
As the result of the limited basis to which our client pleaded, he received nine months custody, suspended for 24 months.
In addition, he was ordered to undertake one hundred and fifty hours of Unpaid Work and pay £5,000 in Prosecution costs.
Our client was absolutely delighted with the result
What Our Client Had To Say:
“ I instructed Kangs a short way into my case having become unhappy with my previous representation. Despite this disadvantage, I was amazed at how quickly they got to grips with the matter with both their professionalism and urgency becoming immediately apparent.
Having obtained all the documentation from the relevant parties, my solicitor at Kangs, Tim, immediately set to work, researching the case making use of Kangs resources in seeking to acquire expert witnesses and instructing Counsel that was suitable in both expertise and quality.
Communication throughout was excellent with Tim providing me with honest and frank assessments of all aspects of the case.’
Ultimately Kangs managed to achieve what I felt from the outset was our best case scenario and I would not hesitate to instruct them again”.
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