Local Authority prosecutions

Local Authority prosecutions guidance:

This Practice Note introduces the laws and regulations governing advertising in general and covers: • Regulatory regime overview • Non-broadcast advertising • Broadcast...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to environmental criminal liability, offences and the different stages of the criminal process from investigation to...

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This Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental context, in particular those introduced by the Anti-social...

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Statutory nuisance leading to abatement notice A statutory nuisance is an activity which is or is likely to be: • a nuisance, or • prejudicial to health It is the...

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Jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal to hear challenges to food law decisions The First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) is the designated tribunal for...

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Firearms certificate It is an offence under the Firearms Act 1968 (FiA 1968) to possess, purchase or acquire a firearm or ammunition without holding a certificate which...

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What are the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013? The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations (FH(E)R 2013) 2013 revoke and re-enact with some changes the Food Safety and...

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Law and guidance on BPR 2008 This Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008...

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The children and alcohol offences The Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) creates a wide range of offences involving children and alcohol. The most common offences are: • sale...

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All criminal cases begin in the magistrates' court however serious the offence. There are a number of ways of commencing criminal proceedings in England and Wales: • the...

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Applicable legislation and definitions The main piece of legislation relevant to food product recalls is the General Food Law Regulation (EC) No 178/2002. This EU...

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This Practice Note addresses the practicalities of product recall for general consumer products from the perspective of producers and distributors. 'Producer' and...

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Environmental incidents often happen without warning and with significant consequences. It can be easy in those circumstances to fail to maintain a clear head about...

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Application of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987) provides regulation making powers for the Secretary of State...

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Copyright theft Theft of copyright is criminalised by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA 1994) and the Video...

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Making a counterfeit note or coin Section 14 of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (FCA 1981), makes an offence for a person to make a counterfeit of a currency note...

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