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New Qatar construction standards and practices may cost contractors, says expert

Contractors working in Qatar should check their contracts to see how new regulations will impact current and future projects, said construction expert  Paul Prescott of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind 21 Apr 2015

Those convicted of regulatory offences in England and Wales face additional criminal court fees from next week

Individuals and companies that plead guilty in or are found guilty by a Crown Court or Magistrates' Court will face additional fees of up to £1,200 from next week. 10 Apr 2015

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New Scottish fatal accident inquiry legislation aims to modernise process, says expert

Draft legislation which would modernise and strengthen the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) process in Scotland has been introduced to the Scottish parliament. 23 Mar 2015

More health and safety offenders likely to appeal, says expert, as magistrates get power to issue unlimited fines

Companies and individuals charged with health and safety offences in England and Wales will be likely to change their tactics in the courts following last week's removal of the cap on fines imposed by the magistrates' courts, an expert has said. 16 Mar 2015

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