Legal Update from MMS

Aisha Anwar from Maclay Murray & Spens LLP gave us a legal update on the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007 and the Health and Safety (Offences) Bill.  The Private Members’ Bill, which received Royal Assent on the 16th October 2008, will amend Section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act to raise the maximum penalty available in the lower courts to £20,000 for most safety offences, and to make imprisonment an option for more breaches.