Training & Knowledge: Nikita McNeill

17th Apr 2019Newsletters

The Sentencing Council’s impact assessment shows an increase in fines imposed on individuals and organisations of all sizes following the introduction the Definitive Guideline on Sentencing on Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety & Hygiene Offences

3 years after it came into force the sentencing Council has published a report assessing the impact of the introduction of the Definitive Guideline for sentencing Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety & Hygiene Offences. Using data from the Ministry of Justices’ Court Proceedings Database, they have analysed sentences handed down in […]

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

What Can we Learn from the HSE Annual Statistics Report?

Unsurprisingly, the publication of the HSE annual statistics report on 31 October 2018 was not front-page news. However, whilst trawling through tables and data may not sound like an interesting exercise, the results provides a useful insight into what the HSE have been doing but also what they might do next. In 2017/18 the HSE […]

20th Apr 2017Articles

When Politicians Meddle…

It is just more than one year since the decision of the Court of Appeal in R v Evans [2016] EWCA Crim 452.  Following the acquittal of Ched Evans at his retrial, the question has been raised afresh as to the circumstances in which a defendant should be allowed to adduce evidence about a complainant’s […]

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