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The impact of the sentencing Council's Definitive Guideline on Health and Safety at Work Offences

May 2019
Joanna Lewis and Jade Archer

On 1 February 2016, the guidelines for the sentencing of health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and food hygiene offences (“the Definitive Guideline”) came into force.

Joanna Lewis and Jade Harvey consider the impact this has had on health and safety at work offences, and what further impact the Definitive Guideline will have in the future.

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