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A parent company’s turnover not available to a subsidiary in setting a health and safety fine (R v Bupa Care Homes)

Published on: 31 October 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • A parent company’s turnover not available to a subsidiary in setting a health and safety fine (R v Bupa Care Homes)
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  • What did the court decide?
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Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Following the death of a resident from legionnaires’ disease at a BUPA Care Homes owned and operated home, BUPA had been fined £3m. The fine had been calculated to reflect the large turnover of BUPA Care Homes’ parent company. The Court of Appeal quashed the £3m fine and substituted a fine of £1.5m. This judgment confirms that the turnover to be considered in setting a fine is the turnover of the company before the court, not any parent. Richard Matthews QC and Eleanor Sanderson of 2 Bedford Row, who appeared for the appellant Bupa Care Homes, comment on the case. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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