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The jury is still out: leading experts share their views on changes to sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences

  • United Kingdom
  • Health and safety

05-03-2015

Paul Verrico is published in the Safety and Health Practitioner

Paul Verrico, Principal Associate has been published in the Safety and Health Practitioner. Paul conducted a piece of research asking leading legal experts for their views on the recent changes to sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences and how this will practically impact on businesses in the UK. 

The new guidelines have a greater emphasis on the scrutiny of a company and include larger financial penalties. Eversheds’ Partner Kevin Elliott comments in the article “any organisation currently being prosecuted, or about to be prosecuted, should factor into its litigation strategy for dealing with the matter, the fact that the guidelines are likely to come into force in late 2015/early 2016. There could well be an enormous benefit in disposing of the case before the guidelines come into force....”

To read in full Kevin’s comments and the rest of the article please click here to be taken to the Safety and Health Practitioner website.

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