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Definitive Guidelines on the Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea Released

14/03/17

The Sentencing Council have released updated Definitive Guidelines on the Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea. The purpose of the guidelines is to encourage those who are going to plead guilty to do so as early in the court process as possible. The Guidelines come into force from 1 June 2017.…

The HSE are on a roll!

02/03/17

Following the introduction of the new Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines, the HSE has handed out another large fine, this time to Warburtons Limited. The company was fined £2million after a worker was hospitalised following a fall from height. The worker was seriously injured whilst…

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