Regina v Adaway: CACD 3 Nov 2004

The defendant appealed his conviction under the Act. He had contracted to build a conservatory, but certain items were omitted. When this was pointed out, he offered to remedy the defect, but the Trdaing Standards office decided to prosecute.
Held: The authority had not followed its own policies. No fraud was shown, and nor was there any deliberate or persistent breach of any legal duty. The conviction was quashed as oppressive.


Times 22-Nov-2004


Trades Description Act 1968 1(1)(b)


England and Wales

Criminal Practice

Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.219639