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Errors led to distorted sentencing exercise (R (on the application of Health and Safety Executive) v ATE Truck & Trailer Sales Ltd)

Published on: 25 April 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Errors led to distorted sentencing exercise (R (on the application of Health and Safety Executive) v ATE Truck & Trailer Sales Ltd)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • What general principles can be derived from this judgment in terms of drafting bases of pleas which could have wider application?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Did a judge stray into the facts of the count on which no evidence had been offered and venture outside the indictment period? Simon Belfield, director of regulatory, compliance and investigations at DWF LLP, looks at a case which serves as a reminder of the need for care when tendering and accepting a basis of plea. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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