Training & Knowledge: March 2018

26th Mar 2018Newsletters

An Update on the Enforcement Function of the Securities and Futures Commission

It is some time since I wrote in a previous newsletter about the appointment of Tom Atkinson, former Director of the Ontario Securities Commission, as Director of Enforcement at Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission. Now, after almost two years at the helm, Mr Atkinson can boast an astonishing increase in the value of fines […]

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. […]

23rd Mar 2018Newsletters

Enforcement Notices Post Chevron

Peter Gray QC and Chris Gillespie examine the Supreme Court’s decision in HM Inspector of Health and Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd [2018] UKSC 7 and consider the implications for companies faced with Improvement or Prohibition Notices An Employment Tribunal hearing an appeal under s24 of HSWA 1974 against an Improvement or Prohibition Notice […]

23rd Mar 2018Newsletters

An Analysis of the Sentencing Process in HSE v Martin Baker Aircraft Ltd

Following on from Ben Rich’s article on Whirlpool, Tom Day analyses the sentencing process in HSE v Martin Baker Aircraft Ltd On 23 February 2018, following a two day sentencing hearing, Mrs Justice Carr imposed on Martin Baker Aircraft Limited (MBAL) a fine of £1.1 million for one offence contrary to section 3 of the […]

23rd Mar 2018Newsletters

Impact of a death on fines for Health and Safety Offences [Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd v R (Upon the prosecution of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Health and Safety) [2017] EWCA Crim 2186]

[Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd v R (Upon the prosecution of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Health and Safety) [2017] EWCA Crim 2186] The Court of Appeal has ruled in a judgment delivered by the new Lord Chief Justice that where death results from a breach of ss2 and 3 of HSWA 1974 the sentencing court should […]