Training & Knowledge: Nikita McNeill

28th Oct 2021Newsletters

Joy Dove v HM Assistant Coroner for Teesside and Hartlepool [2021] EWHC 2511 (Admin)

Facts The deceased, Jodey Whiting, had a history of back pain and mental ill health, including previous overdoses. She died as the result of an overdose of prescription medication. At the inquest into her death, the Coroner heard evidence that Ms Whiting had been suffering from severe stress in the period leading to her death. […]

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 […]