Training course

Fraud and Consumer Protection Prosecutions

10 July 2019
10:00 - 16:00
DLA Piper UK LLP, London
  • Neil Allen - Barrister and Team Leader, SBS-Legal Solutions

160 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HT

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Prosecuting consumer protection breaches can be a large part of a local government lawyer’s case load, whether working for an urban or rural authority, and a good knowledge of consumer protection law is an essential part of any local government lawyer’s ‘toolkit’. Although an Act of ‘general’ application, the use of the Fraud Act 2006 is a vital tool to be used to enforce this area in addition to the specific legislation.

This course will concentrate on the Fraud Act, the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPUTR) 2008, and the Consumer Rights Act 2015 in order to explore the enforcement of these by local authorities from a practical point of view by a practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in this area, balanced equally between inner city and rural issues. The course will cover:

  • Fraud Act 2006 and fraudulent trading
  • The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • Examples of other consumer protection regulations
  • Investigative powers
  • Ancillary issues including:
    • Disqualification of directors
    • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    • Criminal behavior orders

This course is suitable for all practitioners involved in advising local authorities on consumer protection enforcement and representing them in court.


All levels

This course will contribute to the following aspects of the SRA’s Statement of solicitor competence:

A1 Act honestly and with integrity, in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practice effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A3 Work within the limits of their competence and the supervision which they need

A4 Draw on sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practice effectively

A5 Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B1 Obtain relevant facts

B2 Undertake legal research

B3 Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B4 Draft documents which are legally effective and accurately reflect the client’s instructions

B5 Undertake effective spoken and written advocacy

B6 Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues

B7 Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions

C2 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with clients

C3 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with other people

D Managing themselves and their own work

D1 Initiate, plan, prioritise and manage work activities and projects to ensure that they are completed efficiently, on time and to an appropriate standard both in relation to their own work and work that they lead or supervise

Fraud and Consumer Protection Prosecutions

10 July 2019 | 10:00 - 16:00

£215 +VAT

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