Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 156 (Nov)
Court: Divisional Court

Laws LJ and Field J

Representation Christopher Morris-Coole (instructed by Abraham Ghebre Ghiorghif) for the authority.
  Nicholas Haggan (instructed by Bond Pearce, Southampton) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 11 November 2002


Sale of goods - Consumer protection - Suspension notice - Geographic limitation of notice issued by local authority - Scope of local authority to prosecute for breach of notice - ss 14(1), 27(1)(a), 45 - s 69.

The Case

On the true construction of the whereas s14 allowed a local authority, as weights and measures authority, to issue a countrywide suspension notice, such a local authority, having regard to s27(1)(a), had no power in its own right to prosecute a defendant for a breach of a suspension notice that had occurred outside of its area.

Practice Areas

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