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Determining and mitigating ‘material risk’

United Kingdom - November 25 2015 The recent decision in C-T Aviation Solutions Limited v Regina (Health and Safety Executive) [2015] EWCA Crim 1620 sets out the guidance on what is a…

Michael Mercer, Ann Metherall.

Business critical fines for health and safety breaches

United Kingdom - November 4 2015 On 3 November 2015, the Sentencing Council issued the new 'Definitive Guideline' for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and…

Sentencing for breaches of health and safety by very large organisations

United Kingdom - June 16 2015 Sentencing guidelines for safety breaches and environmental breaches are changing and are likely to increase substantially for large organisation…

Hannah Craig, Ann Metherall.

Are sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences set to increase?

United Kingdom - December 2 2014 The Sentencing Council's consultation on 'Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences guidelines' will…

Gavin Williams.

Does an employer need to guard against risks to safety created by an employee's careless acts?

United Kingdom - August 4 2014 A frequent question asked by employers is how far they have to go to guard against the risks to safety of an employee doing something they know is…