Rebecca Dix secures an absolute discharge at Court in a private prosecution case. A local Council fails to secure a penalty against a land owner for a second breach of an Enforcement Notice ordering the demolition of an orangery built on Green Belt land.
Posted on: 30 November 2015
The Fee for Intervention costs recovery scheme established under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012 started in October 2012. It allows HSE to recovery cost of its work and the amount recovered under the scheme, up to July 2015 was £8.7m.
Claims brought by two dogs, Goldie aged 18 months and Diamond aged 2 years, were struck out ...One assumes that because of the judge’s emphasis on their ages, the law had to regard them as minors, even in doggy years. Would his decision have been different if a litigation friend had been appointed?
If the LIBOR rigging scandal has taught the state anything about regulation, it’s that fining large organisations can be lucrative. Judging by the new food safety sentencing guidelines, published earlier this month, this is a fact that may not have escaped the Sentencing Council’s attention.
On 4 November, the Supreme Court handed down it's Judgment following a 3 day trial heard before a panel of 7 Supreme Court Justices. The case was that of ParkingEye Limited v Beavis (2015) UKSC 67, and the Justices were tasked with deciding whether a £85 private parking ticket was valid...
Hanging employees out to dry in an administration could land former Directors in seriously hot water
There has been a recent renaissance in the number of successful claims being brought for breach of an employer’s obligation to collectively consult. However, in October 2015, criminal charges were brought under TULCRA for the first time, against company directors of City Link and Sports Direct.