Court of Appeal takes significant step in sentencing large companies

By Andrew Tatlock

The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has given judgment on two appeal cases brought by companies contesting the level of fines each received.

The precedent this sets will have far-reaching consequences in future for those residential developers and construction companies who fall foul of health and safety or environmental regulations.

The court rejected both appeals, providing a clear message to the sentencing courts that will have significant consequences for all corporate defendants, be they in the public or private sector, but particularly those with a large turnover…

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