New Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines to be published in November

01 Jan 2018

Health and Social Care

All cases due to be sentenced on or after that date will be subject to far higher sentences for organisations or individuals. For large organisations this could mean an increase in fines of over 1000%.

Gerard Forlin QC acts for local authorities, public organisations and private companies on a wide range of regulatory issues including corporate manslaughter and health and safety matters.

Ranked as a leading silk in Health and Safety and Product Liability by Chambers and Partners UK 2015 and Legal 500 UK 2015, he is also Vice Chair of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association and General Editor of “Corporate Liability: Work related Deaths and Criminal Prosecutions.”

If you would like advice on the new guidelines and their impact, please contact Gerard on 0207 421 1807, or

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