frESH Law Horizons – Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law Procedure and Policy

Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy.

This month’s edition includes the following:

  • NHS Trust fined after employees and contractors exposed to Asbestos during refurbishment work
  • Court fine for obstructing inspections
  • Corporate manslaughter charges dropped on guilty pleas in relation to health and safety failings
  • National Crime Agency seeks investment of £2.7 billion in connection with serious and organised crime
  • FSA and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) announce support for full ingredient labelling for foods prepacked for direct sale
  • Furore over Natural England (NE) general licences for control of wild birds continues
  • Company and director fined for failing to comply with Improvement Notice
  • Fine of more than £1 million imposed by Aberdeen Sheriff Court for gas release at offshore platform on Boxing Day 2016
  • Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report calls for net zero by 2050 and UK parliament declares climate emergency
  • EU adopts Single-use Plastics Directive