Articles:

Returning to work once the Covid-19 lockdown relaxes - What is expected in health & safety criminal law and how can you avoid prosecution?  (30 April 2020)

Responding to Covid-19 - What does your organisation need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law?  (3 March 2020)

Court of Appeal decision underlines the importance of obtaining expert evidence on 'likelihood of harm'  (7 March 2019)

Jail terms of up to 18 years - Simon Joyston-Bechal comments on proposed new sentencing guidelines for gross negligence manslaughter  (4 July 2017)

Is your Board prepared for the surprising bite of the new health & safety sentencing regime?  (26 January 2016)

Simon Joyston-Bechal comments on the new health & safety sentencing guidelines - is this the most dramatic change in H&S enforcement since 1974?  (3 November 2015)

Fines for health & safety offences could be in excess of £100million.  Simon Joyston-Bechal looks at the June 2015 Court of Appeal judgement against Thames Water  (June 2015)

In an article published in Tolleys Company Secretary's Review, Simon Joyston-Bechal considers whether there is merit behind the TUC's January 2014 proposal for a new health & safety duty for directors  (12 March 2014)

Simon Joyston-Bechal looks at developments in health & safety law for directors; and gives practical advice on how to stay out of jail  (November 2013)

Kevin McLoughlin explores the impact of changes that allow employers to defend claims when they weren't at fault  (November 2013)

The HSE's Chief Legal Adviser confirms to Ben Rich that unchallenged Fee for Intervention Notices can be used in a criminal prosecution as an admission of guilt  (January 2013)

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