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Except where otherwise stated, Consumer Crime Cases use the following abbreviations and acronyms:

C                Consumer / Customer / Complainant

CJEU          Court of Justice of the European Union

D                 Defendant / Defence / Defence counsel

DPP            Director of Public Prosecutiions

ECtHR        European Court of Human Rights

ECJ            European Court of Justice

LCJ            Lord Chief Justice

LJ               Lord/Lady Justice

LJC            Lord Justice Clerk – the second most senior judge in Scotland
                                                   (after the Lord President of the Court of Session).

LJG            Lord Justice General (Scotland)

MR             Master of the Rolls

P                Prosecution / Prosecutor / Prosecuting counsel

T                Third party

V                Victim

W               Witness



AAA 1960          Abandonment of Animals Act 1960

AAA                   Accessories and Abettors Act 1861 

ABCPA               Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

ABPEER              Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011

ABPEWR             Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2011

ABPR                  Animal By-Products Regulations 2005

AFA                    Adulteration of Food Act 1860

AFDA                  Adulteration of Food and Drugs Act 1872

AHA                    Animal Health Act 1981

AJA                     Administration of Justice Act 1970

AWA                   Animal Welfare Act 2006

BNA                    Business Names Act 1985

BPMMR                Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008

CA 2006             Companies Act 1985 or 2006

CApA                  Criminal Appeal Act 1968

CAtA                   Criminal Attempts Act 1981

CAATOLR           Civil Aviation (Air Travel Organisers' Licensing) Regulations 1995

CAPWENIR          Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (England and Northern Ireland) Regs 2001

CCA                    Consumer Credit Act 1974

CCAR                  Consumer Credit (Advertisements) Regulations 2004   

CCCGR               Costs in Criminal Cases (General) Regulations 1986

CCCHPWR         Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer's Home or Place of Work etc

                           Regulations 2008

CCD                   Consumer Credit Directive 87/102/EEC

CCICACR          Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013

CDA                    Crime and Disorder Act 1998

CEA                    Criminal Evidence Act 1898

CFREU                Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

CIR                      Cattle Identification Regulations 2007

CISD                   Copyright Information Society Directive 2001/29/EC

CJA 1925            Criminal Justice Act 1925

CJA 1967           Criminal Justice Act 1967

CJA 1987           Criminal Justice Act 1987

CJA 1988           Criminal Justice Act 1988

CJA 2003           Criminal Justice Act  2003

CJPA                  Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

CJPOA               Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

CLA                    Criminal Law Act 1977 

ComA                 Communications Act 2003

CPA                    Consumer Protection Act 1987

CPDSR                Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000

CPUTR                Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

CrimPR               Criminal Procedure Rules

CDPA                 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

CNABPD             Contracts Negotiated Away from Business Premises Directive 85/577/EEC

CPIA                   Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996

CRA                   Consumer Rights Act 2015

CRD                    Consumer Rights Directive 2011/83/EU

CTAER                Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992

CTDR                  Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008

CYPA                 Children and Young Persons Act 1933

DA                      Dentists Act 1984

DDA                   Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

DeregA              Deregulation Act 2015

DPA                    Data Protection Act 1998

DTA                    Drug Trafficking Act 1994

EA                      Enterprise Act 2002

EAA                    Estate Agents Act 1979

ECA                    European Communities Act 1972

ECHR                  European Convention on Human Rights

EnA                   Environment Act 1995

EPA                    Environmental Protection Act 1990

EPEWR 2007     Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

EPEWR 2010     Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

FA                     Fraud Act 2006

FEPA                 Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

FDA                  Food and Drugs Act 1938 or 1955 (see now FSA)

FFFSR              Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations 1988 

FHER                Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

FHGR               Food Hygiene (General) Regulations 1970

FICR                Food Information to Consumers Regulation - Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 

FIR                  Food Information Regulations 2014

FISD               Food Imitations Safety Directive 87/357/EEC

FISR               Food Imitations (Safety) Regulation 1989

FLR 1996        Food Labelling Regulations 1980 or 1996

FMHIR             Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

Food Act         Food Act 1984

FPA                 Fire Precautions Act 1971

FSA                 Food Safety Act 1990

FSGFHR          Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995

FSHER            Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013

FSLBMR          Food Safety (Live Bivalve Molluscs and Other Shellfish) Regulations 1992

FSSQER         Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2013

FSSQR            Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations 1990

GFLR              General Food Law Regulation - Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 

GPSR 1994     General Product Safety Regulations 1994

GPSR 2005     General Product Safety Regulations 2005

HA                   Hallmarking Act 1973

HHCA              House to House Collections Act 1939

HoA                Housing Act 2004

HPCRR            Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regs 2020

HRA                Human Rights Act 1998

HSWA             Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

IA                    Indictments Act 1915

IA 1978           Interpretation Act 1978

ICA                 Identity Cards Act 2006

IDA                 Identity Documents Act 2010

IPCD                Indication of Prices to Consumers Directive 98/6/EC

ISD                  Information Society Directive (2001/29/EC)

KA                  Knives Act 1997

LA 1964          Licensing Act 1964

LA 2003          Licensing Act 2003

LRRA              Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006

LSA                Legal Services Act 2007

LGA                Local Government Act 1972

LGMPA 1976    Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

LGMPA 1982     Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

LPAFD 1979      Labelling, Presentation and Advertising of Foodstuffs Directive 79/112/EEC

LPAFD 2000      Labelling, Presentation and Advertising of Foodstuffs Directive 2000/13/EC

MA                    Medicines Act 1968

MAA                 Mock Auctions Act 1961

MCA                  Magistrates' Courts Act 1980

MCAD              Misleading and Comparative Advertising Directive 2006/114/EC

MCR                 Magistrates' Courts Rules 1981

MMA                Merchandise Marks Act (1887 to 1953)

NLA                 National Lottery Act 1993

NRSWA           New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

OAPA              Offences Against the Person Act 1861

PA                   Police Act 1996

PAA                Protection of Animals Act 1911

PAAA             Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 2000

PACE              Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

PADTR            Protection of Animals During Transport and related operations Regulation (EC) 


PATKR          Protection of Animals at the time of Killing Regulation (EC) 1099/2009

PBA                Protection of Birds Act 1954

PCA                Protection of Children Act 1978

PedA               Pedlars Act 1871

POCA              Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

PCCSA            Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000

PCRDCD          Protection of Consumers in Relation to Distance Contracts Directive 97/7/EC

PHA                 Protection from Harassment Act 1997

PHCDA            Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

PMA                Property Misdescriptions Act 1991

PMO                Price Marking Order 2004

POA                Prosecution of Offences Act 1985

PPA                 Police (Property) Act 1897

PTPHPTD         Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Directive 90/314/EEC

PTPHPTR         Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992

RESA              Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

RIPA                Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

RRFSO            Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

RTA                 Road Traffic Act 1988

SCA                Senior Courts Act 1981 (formerly Supreme Court Act 1981)

SCrA               Serious Crime Act 2007

SFDA              Sale of Food and Drugs Act 1875

SFDAAA         Sale of Food and Drugs Act Amendment Act 1879 

SGA                Sale of Goods Act 1979

SOA 1956       Sexual Offences Act 1956

SOA 2003       Sexual Offences Act 2003

SSAA              Social Security Administration Act 1992

TA                   Theft Act 1968

TCPA               Town and Country Planning Act 1990

TDA                 Trade Descriptions Act 1968

TerA                Terrorism Act 2000

TFEU               Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 

TMA                 Trade Marks Act 1994

TPCA               Town Police Clauses Act 1847

TSA                 Timeshare Act 1992

TSEER 2010    Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) Regulations 2010

TSEER 2018    Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) Regulations 2018

TSR 1995        Toys (Safety) Regulations 1995

TSR 2011        Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011

UCPD               Unfair Commercial Practices Directive 2005/29/EC

UCTA               Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

UGSA              Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971

UTCCR            Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 

VRA                Video Recordings Act 1984

WCA               Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

WFAER           Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007

WMA               Weights and Measures Act 1985 

WATKER          Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015