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Thames Water fined for “entirely foreseeable” pollution

United Kingdom - March 1 2021 Thames Water was sentenced on 26 February 2021 to a fine of £2.3m and ordered to pay costs of almost £90,000. The case is noteworthy both because of…

Sophie Wood.

National Grid fined £4 million for incomplete records

United Kingdom - February 18 2021 A significant multi-million pound fine was imposed last week after National Grid Gas plc pleaded guilty to health and safety offences arising from…

Alfie Cranmer, Sophie Wood.

Swift condemnation of Labour’s jury proposal is unwarranted - Jonathan Grimes writes for The Law Society Gazette

United Kingdom - February 2 2021 There has been an immediate and almost universal rejection of Labour’s proposal that juries might be temporarily reduced from 12 to seven as a…

Account freezing and forfeiture powers widely used by law enforcement agencies

United Kingdom - November 2 2020 North Yorkshire Police announced in October 2020 the recovery of over £300,000 by means of Account Freezing and Forfeiture Orders (AFrOs and AFoOs)…

Crown Censure for the MoD after health and safety failings

United Kingdom - October 27 2020 On 29 September 2020 it was announced that the Ministry of Defence (“MoD”) had accepted a Crown Censure from the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”)…

Sophie Wood.