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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 local authority has a duty to inspect its area from time to time for any statutory nuisances, and where a complaint of a...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, the...

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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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The offence of contravening or failing to comply with the food hygiene requirements—Regulation 19(1) By Regulation 19(1) of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England)...

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A local authority may use a variety of means to ensure businesses meet their responsibilities under the Food Safety Act 1990 (FSA 1990) and Codes of Practice including...

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Legal requirements of an information There are a number of ways of commencing criminal proceedings in England and Wales: • charge at the police station following arrest...

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Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (EE(S)R 2016), SI 2016/1101 came into force on 8 December 2016 and...

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Who are the enforcers under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 From 1 April 2014 enforcement of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA 1974) became the responsibility of the...

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Powers exercised by the Secretary of State/enforcement authorities under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 Prohibition notices Under section 13(1)(a) of the Consumer...

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Enforcement powers of authorised officers Trading Standards officers and the Competition and Mergers Authority are authorised to enforce the provisions of the Consumer...

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Who enforces the food safety and hygiene regulations? Under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (FSH(E)R 2013), SI 2013/2996, the nature of the food...

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