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Sentencing guideline brings ‘increased
risk of jail’, figures show
The rate that individuals are being sentenced to prison for health and safety offences has increased dramatically in the seven months since the new sentencing guideline was introduced on 1 February.
Step by step to record fines
The sentencing guideline has made its presence felt in and out of court. Chris Warburton examines the shift.
Alton Towers and the £5m fine:
what lessons should be learned?
After Stafford Crown Court handed down the UK's largest fine for a non-fatal accident, lawyers and commentators give their views on the implications.
Balfour Beatty sets aside £25m to pay
future safety fines
Balfour Beatty, the UK’s largest construction company, has announced that it has set aside a “prudent” £25m provision for fines related to health and safety charges.
Courts will use size of offender to match
the fine to the crime
In an article from our sister publication Health and Safety Bulletin, Howard Fidderman looks at a watershed guideline for the sentencing of health and safety crimes.
Leading lawyers predict the repercussions of the Sentencing Council guidelines.
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