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 Vickerman (Anton) (2012)
Private Prosecution (on behalf of Federation Against Copyright Theft) of the most popular pirate film indexing site in the wo
David Groome | Ari Alibhai

Daanish Mulla (2011)
Brent & Harrow Trading Standards
Fraser Coxhill

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 Sood (2009)
Unauthorised use of Trade Mark

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

Articles:

TS Today - August 2013. The Enterprise Act 2002
Polly Dyer has completed an article for August's addition of Trading Standards Today, in relation to The Enterprise Act 2002. 29.7.2013
Download (PDF) >

Trading Standards: Wheel Clamping - Regulation and the Criminal Law
WHEEL CLAMPING: REGULATION AND THE CRIMINAL LAW 19.4.2010
Download (PDF) >

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

Chambers Trading Standards Practice Group are pleased to offer in-house training on various subjects relating to Trading Standards. For further information with regards to in-house training please contact Chris Emmings in the first instance via email chris.emmings@qebhw.co.uk  or call him directly - 0207 933 8870.

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