There are a number of criminal offences which are investigated and prosecuted by other agencies often referred to as ‘private prosecutions’. This term means matters dealt with by agencies that are not the state representative in other words the Police and Crown Prosecution Service.
Agencies that have the powers to investigate and prosecute include:-
- Environment Agency
- Local Authorities
- Trading Standards
- Food Standards Agency
- Companies House
Phillips can help advise you in relation to such these matters whether as an individual, as the representative of a Limited Company or the Company itself.
Within these types of offences there are matters that require responses to notices received and failure to respond can result in prosecution. It is therefore essential that you seek advice and assistance as soon as you become aware of the agency being involved.
If you have a matter that we may be able to assist with then please contact a member of our criminal defence department who will make arrangements to discuss the matter with you.