Training & Knowledge: Alexandra Tampakopoulos

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

New Sentencing Guidelines for Manslaughter Offences Now in Force

On 1st November 2018, the Sentencing Council’s Definitive Guideline for Manslaughter offences came into force. Its aim is to ensure comprehensive guidance where previously there has been very limited. Until now, in the Health and Safety context, there has only been guidance for corporate manslaughter. This guideline will apply to all offenders aged 18 or […]

14th Jun 2018Newsletters

New Guidance issued after Coroner’s ‘cab rank’ policy on burial quashed by the High Court in R (Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v Senior Coroner for Inner North London [2018]

The case of Adath Yisroel Burial Society v HM Senior Coroner for Inner North London [2018] EWHC 969 (Admin) involved a judicial review challenge to the lawfulness of a policy developed by the Senior Coroner for Inner North London which said: “No death will be prioritised in any way over any other because of the religion of the […]

23rd Mar 2018Newsletters

Major Review of Meat Processing in the UK Launched by the FSA

Alex Tampakopoulos highlights the ambitious scope and aims of the major review by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) into meat processing and storage which was announced this month. The announcement follows a number of high profile scandals relating to alleged non-compliance with food hygiene regulations by major UK meat suppliers. […]

24th Oct 2017Newsletters

Inquests and Public Inquiries: Differences in Scope

In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy in which at least 80 people died the Prime Minister announced a judge led public inquiry into the circumstances of the fire. The decision to launch an inquiry was not universally welcomed. Some argued that an inquest rather than a judge lead public inquiry should investigate […]

25th Sep 2017Newsletters

Differentiating Dishonesty

 Watters v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2017] EWHC (Admin) 1888, Lusinga v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2017] EWHC (Admin) 1458 Two recent decisions stress the need for Indicative Sanctions Guidelines to differentiate between different degrees of dishonesty. The appellant in the case of Watters v NMC was a highly experienced, oncology nurse with an unblemished […]