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New sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences come into force today

United Kingdom - February 1 2016 The Sentencing Council has published guidelines to be used by Judges when sentencing corporate manslaughter, health and safety offences and food…

Co-authors: Patrick Tumelty, David Bennett.

Criminal liability for defective products: a refresher

United Kingdom - December 3 2015 With the coming into force last month of the Consumer Rights Act 2015, there has understandably been a significant focus on the civil remedies…

Co-authors: Anthony Dempster, David Bennett.

The UK Consumer Rights Act 2015 – key changes that every consumer business should be aware of

United Kingdom - September 30 2015 The Consumer Rights Act 2015 represents a significant development in the regulation of consumer contracts under UK law. It consolidates and brings…

Co-authors: Tony Dempster, Susan Black, David Bennett.

Court requires disclosure of insurance details by defendant in personal injury context – wider implications as yet unclear

United Kingdom - July 6 2015 In Senior v Rock UK Adventure Centres and other the court ordered disclosure of the defendant's insurance arrangements in the context of a personal…

Co-authors: Antonia Pegden, Sarah McNally.

Court of Appeal ruling points towards fines of up to 100% of pre-tax profits for large corporate offenders

United Kingdom - June 12 2015 In a judgment handed down last week (R v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2015] EWCA Crim 960), the Court of Appeal has for the first time applied the new…

Co-authors: Julie Vaughan, David Bennett.

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