Expert Trading Standards Consultant
John Seale has 30 years’ experience of investigations and prosecutions as a Trading Standards officer and manager.
Together with broad experience in the private sector and 10 years lecturing on trading standards, John has both the knowledge and know how to advice on trading standards issues and interventions of all kinds.
As a small specialist business, JMKT - Trading Standards Consultants is much more affordable than expensive lawyers.
JMKT - Trading Standards Consultants focus on simple, effective solutions that suit business operational needs.
John has broad connections with the Trading Standards community, and a network of expert associates, keeping him up to date with legal and operational matters.
John is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Trading Standards.
How can JMKT's Expert Trading Standards Consultants Help You?
JMKT can; - Explain the Trading Standards law involved and your rights and obligations.
JMKT can; - Reduce the chances of a Trading Standards investigation becoming a prosecution.
JMKT can; - Prepare you for a PACE interview under caution*.
JMKT can; - Speak to your customers, explain the legal situation and mediate.
JMKT can; - Help you respond to County Court claims against you.
JMKT can; - Help you prepare a “due diligence” defence and evidence.
JMKT can; - Explain about simple cautions, undertakings, fines and costs.
JMKT can; - Speak to investigating officers to ensure that they play fair.
JMKT can; - Reduce the worry and let you get on with running your business.
*JMKT strongly advises against attending an interview without proper preparation; its very easy to led into saying the wrong thing.
Trading Standards Solicitors & Lawyers.
The few solicitors who are properly experienced in Trading Standards work, usually work for large solicitors firms and charge accordingly.
Very few solicitors have actual experience of running, or indeed, challenging a real trading standards investigation.
The key to success is stopping the trading standards investigation for becoming a court case.
2016 CPD - Trading Standards Institute
2014 Lead Auditor - ISO 9001
2014 Prince2 – Practitioner
2016 ILM level 5, Coaching & Mentoring
2009 ILM level 7, Executive Management
1991 Diploma in Trading Standards
JMKT – Trading Standards Consultants has extensive experience of helping manufacturers, distributors and retailers tackle compliance in areas including:
product safety and recall
supply of age-restricted products to minors
weights and measures
fair trading law
copyright and brand protection
contract terms and documents
sales practices including web based sales
Magistrates and Crown Court proceedings