Adam Pearson practises in consumer and criminal law. His practice is increasingly focused on cases involving criminal breaches of consumer protection legislation. He has particular experience and expertise in Trading Standards Prosecutions and other regulatory offences and is regularly instructed on behalf of local authorities, companies and private individuals in respect of such matters. Adam is a Contributing Editor to Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice (4th Ed, Jordans 2015), with responsibility for the law relating to Food Safety and Labelling.His general criminal law practice, covers all aspects of criminal practice for both prosecution and defence.
His practice spans the full spectrum of criminal work, including murder, offences of violence up to and including section 18, drugs supply, dishonesty, fraud and proceeds of crime. He is a CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor on the Midland and South Eastern Circuits.
- Consumer and Trading Standards
Operation Icarus (Ongoing)
Prosecution for alleged Fraudulent Trading and CPUTR offences in relation to companies providing “Meet and Greet” parking services at Manchester Airport.
Leicester City Council v. Buckley and Somewear Ltd (2018)
Prosecution of company and sole director in relation to the production and sale of clothing bearing registered trade marks from city centre shop premises and online. Confiscation order made requiring the Defendant to pay in excess of £500,000.
Suffolk County Council v Hayward (2018)
Prosecution of Farmer for Animal Welfare offences, including causing unnecessary suffering to cattle, and Animal By-products offences. The Defendant’s neglect of the care of his livestock had resulted in the deaths of 56 cattle, whose remains had been left to decompose in slurry.
Consumer and Trading Standards - Law and Practice - 5th Ed 2017
(4th Ed, Jordans 2015)
Contributing Editor since 2nd edition with responsibility for Food Safety and Labelling.
Food for Thought – Local Government Lawyer - 2013
The Supreme Court has given a definitive ruling upon the issue of the requirements of the offence of selling food after the expiry of a “use by” date. The judgment represents a welcome return to certainty in such prosecutions, writes Adam Pearson.
Food for Thought – Local Government Lawyer
The Court of Appeal recently gave guidance as to the principles to be applied when considering the imposition of a Hygiene Prohibition Order under food hygiene regulations. Adam Pearson analyses the ruling.