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Breakfast Briefing: Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines


FREE event


Sentencing Guidelines and Recent Sentencing Decisions: Food and Drink Businesses Beware!

In February 2016, definitive guidelines from the Sentencing Council came into force. For the first time, the guidelines include food safety and hygiene offences and health and safety offences which do not result in death. Turnover is taken into account, as well as culpability and risk. Large organisations can face fines of up to £10 million for health and safety and £3 million for food safety and hygiene offences. Recent decisions suggest significantly higher penalties than those typically imposed before the Guidelines were introduced.

In light of such penalties, the overall approach to risk management by operators and senior management is increasingly important.

Join us at this breakfast briefing with Rob Elvin, head of Squire Patton Boggs’ European Environment, Safety and Health Group. Rob has been a specialist in this area for over 15 years and has experience of health and safety laws across the EU and the US. He focuses on corporate defence and regularly trains PLC boards on directors' duties. Rob is very well known nationally and was recently named as one of the top five global “Star Lawyers” by legal industry research firm Acritas.

Who should attend?

All business leaders in the food and drink sector keen to understand and manage potential risks associated with regulatory compliance, including directors, safety managers and in-house legal advisors.

Organiser: Reema Patel, 0207 4207208, reema.patel@fdf.org.uk