<h1 class="entry-title">Category: public interest</h1>
12 Mar

Government to modernise product safety laws

Call for evidence opened with view to updating and modernising UK product safety framework to ensure UK laws are fit for 21st century… https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-modernise-product-safety-laws-to-ensure-theyre-fit-for-21st-century

Jilly Saward

Roy Herridge QPM is a Director and founder of Surelock and a former Detective Superintendent with the Metropolitan Police.  He was the Senior Investigating Officer for the Jilly Saward case.   “It is with great regret and sadness that I heard of the sad and untimely death of Jilly Saward and we express our sympathy […]

Now Grey Goods Are Not So Grey

The recent Court of Appeal decision in R v C and Others [2016] EWCA Crim 1617 has confirmed that sale of grey goods can be met by criminal sanctions under Section 92 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (‘the Act’), which can amount to a maximum of 10 years imprisonment. Grey goods are goods to […]

Counterfeit Banknotes

This is a message sent via In The Know – Surrey and Sussex. This information has been sent on behalf of Surrey Police  Over the last few days we have had several reports of three smartly dressed men in suits trying to pass off fake £50 and £100 notes, believed Scottish counterfeit notes. They go […]

Warning to Councils over Cuts to Statutory Services

A Council’s eleventh hour decision to conduct a more wide-ranging review of its trading standards function has served as a reminder to other authorities to think carefully about their statutory duties when making cuts – or risk being hauled before the courts. Liverpool City Council has faced a two-year legal challenge from a former employee after […]

The New Age of the Ticket Tout

A government-commissioned report on the problem of ticket touts is being published this week. Andrew Hosken (The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4) examines how the internet age has made secondary ticket sales big business. No sporting event or music concert would feel complete without the ticket tout. Buying low and selling high has always been […]

Trading Standards Officers Seize 15,000 Unsafe Hoverboards

More than 15,000 unsafe hoverboards – otherwise known as self-balancing scooters – have been seized at ports and airports around the UK. Trading Standards officers said the boards were in danger of overheating, exploding or catching fire. Hoverboards, which are popular with celebrities including Lilly Allen, are expected to be big Christmas sellers. The London […]