Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 371 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 520
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Kay LJ, Gibbs J and The Recorder of Leeds

Representation Patrick Mullen (instructed by CLM Solicitors, Berkshire) for the defendant.
  Richard Matthews (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 31 January 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Statutory offences - Fines - Basis of sentence - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, s 2(1) - Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, reg 11.

The Case

The defendant company's sentence of a 350,000 fine for offences contravening s2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and regulation 11 of the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 was manifestly excessive in the circumstances.

Practice Areas

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