SENTENCING IN HEALTH AND SAFETY CASES

Many Health and Safety prosecutions involving fatalities at work result in a guilty plea. The sentence hearings that follow can be time-consuming, complex and often in front of judges who, despite their experience in general criminal cases, have little experience of regulatory work. In this seminar we will look at the sentencing tools you need in order to put your client’s case robustly when mitigating and how to meet the case as put by the HSE. We will consider the relevant sentencing guidelines, recent case law, the cases with which all practitioners in this field must be familiar and the ancillary orders a Crown Court may make in addition to a substantial fine. We will also consider how a judge determines whether or not the breaches to which the company has pleaded guilty are a ‘significant cause of death’ and the consequences of such a finding.

Registration is at 5:30pm and the seminar runs from 6-8pm. The seminar carries 2 hours CPD and is presented free of charge. To register your interest please contact Joshua Bundy: jbundy@lincolnhousechambers.com