In November 2014, the Sentencing Council (the Council) published a consultation on Sentencing Guidelines for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety offences (the Guidelines). They represent the biggest shake up to the Regulatory sentencing landscape in recent years and DWF were the only firm to respond to the Government’s consultation, incorporating our client’s comments.
The Council has indicated that the Guidelines will be published in their final format in November, and will come into force in February 2016. To find out more about these Guidelines and the potential challenges they pose, please click on the image below to listen to our video.
For further information please click on any of our articles below to find out more:-
- Are the draft Sentencing Guidelines already beginning to bite?
- Recent case highlights increasing fines and impending effect of new Sentencing Guidelines
- Will the proposed new sentencing guidelines mean corporate manslaughter fines of £20 million?
- Magistrates can now levy unlimited fines in Health & Safety cases
- Sellafield Limited and Network Rail Infrastructure – A new sentencing milestone
- Sentencing under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 - A Scottish Perspective
- £100m fines in our future?
- Business and industry responds to the proposed new Sentencing Guidelines
- Safety fines set to dramatically increase
- Growing pains: Managing safety in growing organisations
- Sentencing Council consultation paper published