Tag Archives: Crown Court

March 2018 Update: Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure

We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of “frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure”, a monthly newsletter that provides bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy. This month, we summarize nearly 30 developments of interest within the UK and … Continue Reading

New Allocation Guidelines in England and Wales Effective 1 March 2016

As England and Wales gear up for the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences coming into force on 1 February 2016 – which will drastically change the way health and safety offences are sentenced – companies should also be aware of a new, related legislative development.  On 10 December 2015, a new Allocation Definitive Guideline was published that will affect … Continue Reading

New hope for successful UK Defendants to be able to recover their legal costs at commercial (rather than legal aid) rates

Since the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“LASPO”) came into force on 1 October 2012, individuals acquitted in the Crown Court have been unable to recover their legal costs from central funds, except in relation to appeal proceedings against a conviction or sentence of the magistrates’ court. Recent case law (R … Continue Reading
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