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The changing landscape of local authority Trading Standards prosecutions? (Qualter and others v Crown Court at Preston)

The changing landscape of local authority Trading Standards prosecutions? (Qualter and others v Crown Court at Preston)
Published on: 01 May 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • The changing landscape of local authority Trading Standards prosecutions? (Qualter and others v Crown Court at Preston)
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Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Richard Heller, barrister at Drystone Chambers and member of the LexisPSL corporate crime consulting editorial board, considers the potential impact this claim for judicial review, if successful, could have on the way regional Trading Standards services investigate and prosecute criminal offences extending beyond, or entirely, outside their geographical jurisdiction, how local Trading Standards services choose to arrange or delegate their functions, as well as their ability to obtain investigative orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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