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Large Corporations Beware – New Court of Appeal Decision Could go as High as 100% Pre-tax Profit

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At the beginning of June, the Court of Appeal handed down the judgment of R v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2015] EWCA Crim 960. This case provides the first analysis of the Definitive Guideline for Environmental Offences by the Sentencing Council which was published in July 2014, and also provided guidance on the admission of adducing fresh evidence pursuant to s.23 of the Criminal Appeals Act 1968. [Read More...]

What Developers Need to Know About Defective Building Work

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It should come as no surprise that defective building work is one of the most commonly disputed areas in construction law, costing developers large chunks of their profit, not to mention peace of mind. To protect margins, developers (as employers of the contractors assigned to complete the building and/or engineering work) need to be clear about their legal rights when it comes to rectifying or recovering money for defective building work. [Read More...]

Construction Disputes Resolution – An Overview Of The Options Available

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This introductory blog briefly outlines the four main types of dispute resolution procedures; adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation available for construction disputes in the UK. [Read More...]

Corporate Manslaughter Update - Aerospace Firm Fined £600,000 After Being Found Guilty Of Corporate Manslaughter

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Aerospace Firm CAV Cambridge was fined £600,000 and ordered to pay costs of £125,000 after being found guilty of corporate manslaughter. [Read More...]

Oil Giant Fined £1.4million Under COMAH

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Oil giant Total UK Ltd were ordered to pay £1.4 million in fines and more than £30,000 in costs. [Read More...]

The Importance Of Health and Safety Risk Assessment

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The recent prosecution of a Merseyside food company highlights the importance of carrying out an adequate risk assessment in the operation and maintenance of machinery to protect worker’s health and safety. [Read More...]

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