Training & Knowledge: Nikita McNeill

21st Jan 2020Newsletters

WRU v Robert Howley – preserving the integrity of the game

On 11 December 2019 Robert Howley, the former Wales rugby team’s assistant coach, was banned from rugby for 18 months by a Judicial Committee of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), chaired by Sir Wyn Williams, after falling foul of the World Rugby rules on gambling. The investigation into Mr Howley commenced when an employee of […]

29th Oct 2019Newsletters

SFO Shuts Down Investigation into Libor Rigging

On 19 October 2019 the SFO announced that, following a seven year probe, the Libor investigation would be shut down. It said that: “Following a thorough investigation and a detailed review of the available evidence, there will be no further charges brought in this case. This decision was taken in line with the test in […]

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 […]