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FSA publishes database of food safety offenders and sentences

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The Food Standards Agency has published a database, linked to a map of the UK with details of all convictions for food offences in 2015. More …

New sentencing guidelines issued for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food prosecutions

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Following a consultation issued earlier this year, the Sentencing Council has published guidelines to Crown and Magistrates courts for sentencing health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety offences. More …

The FCA finalises rules on complaints handling

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On 29 July 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released its Policy Statement (PS15/19) detailing final rules to improve the complaints handling landscape for consumers and FCA authorised firms. More …

Enforced subject access requests a criminal offence as of 10 March 2015

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Since 10 March 2015 it has been a criminal offence, contrary to section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), for an employer to require an individual to use their subject access rights under the DPA to provide certain records as a condition of employment. More …

Environmental Law Update – a case of ‘Waste Not, Want Not’

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In the recent case of R v Jagger [2015] EWCA Crim 348, the Court of Appeal had cause to review the interpretation of ‘controlled waste’. More …

Unlimited fines in the Magistrates’ Court for some Licensing Act 2003 offences

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By virtue of the entry into force of Section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on 12 March 2015, a number of offences under the Licensing Act 2003 are no longer limited to the previous statutory maximum financial penalty of £20,000. More …

Fines now unlimited in the Magistrates’ Courts for ‘Either Way’ offences

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Today could mark a change in the scope of summary justice with the entry into force of Section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. More …

Regulatory reform and the consumer credit regime

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Regulatory reform is coming. The financial services industry is gearing up for a new style of regulation which will come into force on 1 April 2013. More …

Paper, packaging and the European Timber Regulations

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The European Timber Regulation 995/2010 will come into force on 3 March 2013. More …