Tag Archives: Environmental

2021 Women in Energy & Environment Webinar Series

In January, our four-part 2021 Women in Energy & Environment Webinar Series reached an industry-leading, global audience of more than 450 professionals. The series covered the following key and emerging issues facing the global regulated community today: Embedding Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Into the New Normal – Returning From the Pandemic Key Regulatory Issues in … Continue Reading

UK Environmental Sentencing Update: Very Large Fines for Very Large Companies

Following a recent Court of Appeal case, very large companies who are involved in cases of serious environmental crime (i.e. cases of Category 1 harm where the cause is deliberate) could face fines of up to 100% of the company’s pre-tax net profits – even if this results in fines of £100+ million. On the … Continue Reading

UK Magistrates’ Courts granted the power to impose unlimited fines

The long awaited Section 85 of The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (the “Act”), which removes the fine limits that Magistrates’ Courts can impose for serious offences, came into force on 12 March 2015, meaning that for certain serious offences committed on or after 12 March 2015, the Magistrates Court can … Continue Reading
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