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Assessing the likelihood of harm in health and safety sentencing

Assessing the likelihood of harm in health and safety sentencing
Published on: 07 May 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Assessing the likelihood of harm in health and safety sentencing
  • What does the definitive guideline say about the relevance of the likelihood of harm to sentencing health and safety breaches and how has it been applied in practice?
  • What insight did R v Mick George Ltd provide and what are the implications of this decision?
  • What additional guidance/insight has the Court of Appeal provided on this issue? What remains unclear?
  • As a result, what practical steps can corporate crime lawyers take when preparing for sentencing hearings to assist the court in assessing the likelihood of harm?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Nicholas Ostrowski, barrister at Six Pump Court, discusses the court’s approach in assessing the likelihood of harm in relation to health and safety sentencing, in light of the publication of the definitive guideline and the decision in R v Mick George Ltd. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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