353. Civil liability for contravention of legislation.

D. Liability and Compliance

353.     Civil liability for contravention of legislation.

Contravention by a licence holder1 of, or failure of a licence holder to comply with, any of the statutory provisions relating to the licensing of gangmasters2 is actionable in so far as it causes damage3. This is without prejudice to any right of action or any defence which exists or may be available apart from the provisions of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 and those provisions4.