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OCT
05

Are SFO Bribery Act Policies Likely to Change?

Siobhain Egan has written a blog article regarding possible changes to SFO’s bribery and corruption guidance/policy. Read the article here.

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OCT
05

Environment Agency Arrests Ten from Avonmouth Company

It seems that one of the Environment Agency’s largest investigations has resulted in the arrest of ten individuals suspected of the illegal treatment and dumping of allegedly hazardous waste e.g. heavy metals and asbestos.

These are complex and difficult allegations to defend, particularly bearing in mind the potential sentences (imprisonment/huge fines). Some of them may be strict liability offences and they will nearly always involve the instruction of experts to assess liability, damage and defence.

Environmental crime appears to be on the increase; there has been a sharp spike in the illegal dumping of tyres and illegal waste disposed of in water. In times of economic recession waste disposal/water companies etc may be tempted to cut corners.

If you are being investigated or prosecuted for such allegations contact us immediately. We have been defending these offences for many years, all over the country and at reasonable, flexible rates.

Contact Jeffrey Lewis; Siobhain Egan; Miles Herman; Keith Wood.

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OCT
05

Increase in HSE (Health and Safety Executive) Costs

HSE have increased their fees on recently announced costs recovery scheme introduced on 2 October 2012. This means that any employer found to have breached health and safety legislation which results in a notification will have to pay to the HSE £124 per hour which will cover inspection, investigation and enforcement action. See the Financial Times 29/09/2012, page 27.

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SEP
26

Estate Agency Winkworth Reports Growth despite a Subdued Market

The Independent has published an article regarding Winkworth's 2012 early decline and now growth, despite waning demand for high cost homes. They predict UK property transactions will rise by 10 per cent in 2012 with a strong finish to the year. Read the full article here .

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25

Government Promises More Tax Avoidance Investigations

The Telegraph has printed an article discussing the Chief Secretary to the Treasury’s warning to tax dodgers. Danny Alexander will claim that concerted action on tax avoidance and evasion will raise almost £4billion for the Treasury this year. Read the full article here.

Contact Jeffrey Lewis or Siobhain Egan if you are facing such an investigation.

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