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Calculating fines based on environmental harm

Published on: 13 May 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Calculating fines based on environmental harm
  • Original news
  • 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?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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