Trader Convicted of Unfair Practices

Andrew Johnson, leading Carolina Bracken, prosecuted a businessman who pleaded guilty to three offences of unfair trading, three days into his trial. 

Christopher Whatcott was prosecuted following an investigation by Hertfordshire County Council's Trading Standards Department into three businesses he ran that supplied Energy Performance Certificates for domestic premises. The offences to which he pleaded guilty related to the charging of excessive fees to consumers for purportedly cancelling their contracts with his businesses, and for charging customers' credit cards on multiple occasions.

He shall be sentenced on 24th February 2017.