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Findings of Fatal Accident Inquiry into Glasgow bin lorry crash

United Kingdom - December 7 2015 On 7 December 2015 the final report of Sheriff Beckett QC's Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into the deaths of John Sweeney, Lorraine Sweeney, Erin…

Liz Perry

Litigation

United Kingdom - February 6 2014 Recent changes regarding the recovery of costs in criminal proceedings will have major implications for companies charged with criminal offences…

Georgie Messent, Ruth Whittaker

New health and safety sentencing guidelines - fines of up to £20 million

United Kingdom - January 13 2016 For some time there has been concern that penalties imposed for health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences, particularly on large…

Jon Cooper

The Environment Act 2021 - what about waste?

United Kingdom - November 19 2021 The Environment Act 2021 received Royal Assent on 9 November 2021. It has taken its time to get here, with a general election, Brexit, a global…

Ashley Borthwick, Francesca Hodgson

Tougher sentencing guidelines introduced for environmental offences

United Kingdom - July 10 2014 On 26 February 2014, the Sentencing Guideline Council published sentencing guidelines for environmental offences for the first time. The guidelines…

Stuart Wardlaw