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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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The Enforcement of Regulatory Offences

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ISBN13: 9780421527805
ISBN: 0421527803
Published: October 1996
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This book provides a practical step-by-step guide to the prosecuting and defending of regulatory offences, with particular reference to those offences which are enforced by local authorities. Regulatory Offences examines compliance with statutory standards of conduct in commerce, including those under the Food Safety Act 1990, the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. * Provides guidance on how to interpret regulatory offences and EC Directives * Includes coverage of trading standards offences * Offers procedural and tactical guidance, particularly for the magistrates' court.

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Local Government Law
Meaning and scope of regulatory offences. Executive decisions and the authority to prosecute. Alternative systems to prosecution including civil proceedings. Executive action to compel compliance and punish non-compliance. Some juridical issues affecting regulatory offences. Prosecuting the correct defendant. Commencing proceedings. Defences. Proceedings in court. Mitigation and penalties. Appeals. Costs.