- Calculating fines based on environmental harm
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- What approach is being taken by the courts to sentencing organisations for environmental offences since the introduction of the sentencing guidelines in 2014?
- Can the same approach be expected in health and safety cases, where the new sentencing guidelines came into force earlier this year?
- What does all this mean for lawyers and their clients? What should they do next?
Corporate Crime analysis: David Graham, barrister at Francis Taylor Building, discusses the different criteria used by the Sentencing Council (SC) to determine penalties for environmental offences following Yorkshire Water’s hefty fine for pollution.
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