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3 March 2020

Policing the internet; online harms

Regulatory framework In 2002 I wrote a paper which discussed whether the internet could be policed using existing remedies in…

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4 July 2018

Birmingham worst for food hygiene standards

Birmingham topped the list of local authorities with poor food hygiene according to consumer watchdog Which? but the city council...

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22 June 2018

Custodial sentence for breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The owner of a wedding venue has been jailed for 20 months following a sentencing hearing at Chester Crown Court…

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18 June 2018

Health and safety – the costs of failure

The intention of the Sentencing Council when producing new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences was not only to...

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11 June 2018

HSE Prohibition Notices – Supreme Court decision widens the scope of appeal

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court earlier this year confirms that evidence gathered after an HSE notice is served...

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18 May 2018

Will ‘scores on the doors’ ratings have to be shown in England?

A £5,000 fine for the owner of a Welsh restaurant who failed to display his two-star food hygiene rating could…

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16 May 2018

Custodial Sentence for owner of pizza shop

The owner of a filthy, mice infested pizza shop in Walsall has been jailed for six months after admitting 10…

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30 April 2018

Musician’s case may have far-reaching health and safety implications

A viola player has won a landmark High Court case against the Royal Opera House, claiming damages for ‘acoustic shock’&hel...

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9 March 2018

£800k in financial penalties following death of scaffolder

A principal contractor and a civil engineering subcontractor have been fined more than £800,000 after a scaffolder was run over…

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12 February 2018

Supreme Court clarifies the law on Prohibition and Improvement notice appeals

The Supreme Court’s judgment in HM Inspector of Health and Safety v Chevron North Sea Limited [2018] UKSC 7 provides…

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