Trading Standards: Notable case

R v Wendy Fairs Markets Ltd

David Groome and Ari Alibhai prosecuted in this test case prosecution of a market operator for money laundering, based on the rent they received from boot-fair stalls being the proceeds of crime (the fraudulent sale of counterfeit goods and breach of copyright by traders on the market).

The two defendants (directors of Wendy Fairs Markets Ltd) were cleared on appeal.

Notable cases:

R -v- Zinga (Munaf) (2013)
Private Prosecution (on behalf of Virgin Media Ltd) of importer and wholesaler of devices designed to defraud Virgin Media.
David Groome | Ari Alibhai

R v Clarke (2011)
Trademark offences
Philip McGhee

R v Bell (2011)
Fraudulent Trading
Tom Broomfield

R v Peacock (2010)
Illegal activity arising from car clamping business
Tom Broomfield

R v South (2010)
Benefit Fraud

R v Swales (2010)
Successfull prosecution
Tom Broomfield

R v Khassal & Others (2010)
Unauthorised use of Trade Mark

R v Ghulaman & Sadiqi (2009)
Trading Standards' biggest ever “car clocking” fraud conspiracy.
Paul Raudnitz | Tom Broomfield

R v Wendy Fairs Markets Ltd
Test case prosecution of market fair organiser
David Groome | Ari Alibhai

R v Mitchell
Multi-handed counterfeiting case
David Groome | Ari Alibhai

Articles:

Trading Standards: Wheel Clamping - Regulation and the Criminal Law
WHEEL CLAMPING: REGULATION AND THE CRIMINAL LAW 19.4.2010
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Seminars:

Trading Standards Law and Practice Seminar - Wednesday 8th February 2012 -

On Wednesday 8th February 2012,
members of the QEB Hollis Whiteman Trading Standards team will be hosting a seminar to selected Trading Standards lawyers and investigating officers. For further details regarding this seminar, please email; training@qebhw.co.uk

Trading Standards Law and Practice Seminar - Wednesday 21st March 2012 -

On Wednesday 21st March 2012,
members of the QEB Hollis Whiteman Trading Standards team will be hosting a seminar to selected Trading Standards lawyers and investigating officers. For further details regarding this seminar, please email; training@qebhw.co.uk

For more information on Fraud-related matters, please contact the clerks on 020 7933 8855 or barristers@qebhw.co.uk