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There are 1,400 powers of entry that can be used by authorities to enter a property – and Defra has the most. Powers of entry are used to gain evidence when an authority – including the Food Standards Agency, Environment Agency and Trading Standards – has reasonable suspicion that there may be some wrongdoing. Russell Reeves, associate at Thrings solicitors, warns that evidence gathered in this way can end up in court and depending on the offence, can lead to hefty fines or […]