August 2, 2015

 Corporate sentencing for environmental offences, following the implementation of the Sentencing Council’s new Guidelines, is no longer a predictable expense to be routinely included in the annual budget. The Guidelines, implemented recently in the Court of Appeal, contemplate a calculation of a fine which is designed to ‘bring home the appropriate message to the directors and shareholders’.  


‘Gardez L’eau!’ was a familiar cry in the back streets of Edinburgh, back in the 17th Centur...

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