Training & Knowledge: Criminal Regulatory

9th Feb 2021Newsletters

Regulating the fast fashion industry: what does the future hold?

On 24th  September 2020 the Independent Review into the boohoo Group PLC’s[1] Leicester supply chain (‘the Boohoo Review’) was published. It was conducted by Alison Levitt QC, assisted by a team of barristers at 2 Hare Court, including James Buchanan, Grace Forbes and Hannah Thomas[2], instructed by Jason Cropper of TLT Solicitors. The Boohoo Review […]

9th Feb 2021Newsletters

The increased risks of work-related stress

It will be of no surprise to anyone that in the last year work-related stress was found to be on the rise and significantly so. The HSE’s most recent figures for 2019/20[1], which incorporate the first part of the pandemic, evidence that 828,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression and anxiety within that period, which […]

9th Feb 2021Newsletters

The Fatal Incident

On the morning of 3 July 2019, railway track workers Gareth Delbridge and Michael Lewis were struck and fatally injured by a passenger train at Margam East Junction on the South Wales main line. A third track worker came very close to being struck. The workers were part of a group of six staff undertaking […]

9th Feb 2021Newsletters

Developments in the Cannabis Regulatory Field

A Shifting Landscape The cultural and legal landscape for cannabis has shifted significantly in recent years. Many changes have been highly visible, such as the proliferation of cannabidiol (CBD) products on the high street and the legal change that allowed medicinal cannabis to be prescribed for the first time in the UK from 1 November […]

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 […]