Delighted Client | Criminal Investigation Avoided | Kangs Trading Standards Solicitors


KANGS has recently assisted a Fulfilment House company which had been raided by Trading Standards, avoid a potential criminal investigation as the result of counterfeit goods having been discovered.

A Fulfilment House is term for a warehouse packaging facility and, in the course of its business, our client company received commodities from China which it stored in its premises prior to despatch in response to Orders received.

Tim Thompson of KANGS briefly explains how we achieved this successful outcome.

The Team at KANGS provides a wealth of experience accumulated from representing companies, directors and individuals facing civil and criminal Regulatory Investigation and Prosecution in respect of all manner of alleged criminal activity.

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The Circumstances | Kangs Trading Offences Defence Solicitors

Officers from Trading Standards attended our client’s premises, without notice, exercising statutory powers of search and seizure.

Upon inspecting a representative sample of the entire stock, comprising thousands of parcels, it was discovered that some items were counterfeit products.

Trading Standards, in the pursuit of its investigations, presented our client company with a detailed variety of written questions.

How We Assisted Our Client | Kangs Trading Standards Investigation Solicitors

By way of assistance to our client company, the Team at KANGS:

  • examined and considered in detail the questions raised by Trading Standards,
  • attended our client on several occasions, obtaining instructions on the manner of operation of the business, its procedures for checking the nature of the goods received and the contentions raised by Trading Standards,
  • advised upon its position, potential criminal and civil liability and the appropriate course to adopt, to resolve the position as favourably as possible,
  • engaged in extensive dialogue with Trading Standards, seeking a positive resolution to the issue.

The Highly Favourable Outcome | Kangs Counterfeit Goods Defence Solicitors

Having considered all of the information provided, Trading Standards confirmed that the detailed explanations provided resolved its concerns satisfactorily and that no criminal investigation or any further action would be taken against our client.

Furthermore, Trading Standards confirmed that the approach adopted by our client in response to its investigation was appreciated.

Naturally, our client was extremely grateful for the achievement reached by the Team at KANGS.

Who Should I Contact? | Kangs Trading Standards Solicitors

The Team at KANGS is accustomed to aiding clients subjected to any form of Inspection conducted without notice, including ‘Dawn Raids’.(<Dawn Raids Page>)

Such events can be not only extremely traumatic but also detrimental to the ongoing function of a business. In the event of such a situation occurring, it is essential that expert legal advice and guidance is sought immediately and prior to becoming involved in any form of questioning or Interview.

The Team at KANGS is highly experienced in handling such situations and has particular expertise in Trading Standards Investigations.

We welcome enquiries by telephone 0333 370 4333 or email info@kangssolicitors.co.uk.

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