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Concerns over health and safety cost recovery scheme as number of inspections rises

Businesses subject to costs recovery by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) should be careful not to leave themselves open to payment being used as evidence of wrongdoing in the event of future disputes, an expert has said. 18 Aug 2014

Legislation to speed up and modernise Scottish fatal accident inquiries due "in this parliament", says MacAskill

Legislation to modernise and reform the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) process in Scotland will be introduced "within the lifetime of this parliament", the Scottish justice secretary, Kenny MacAskill, has said. 04 Jul 2014

Out-Law Guides

Expert cautions against "complacency" as second UK company acquitted of corporate manslaughter

Companies should not be complacent about the risk of prosecution for deaths caused by their failures despite the acquittal of the second company to face a corporate manslaughter charge, an expert has said. 30 Jun 2014

Tip-off based health and safety inspections of UK businesses on the rise, says expert

Directors of UK businesses that have cut back on health and safety measures due to cost-cutting are risking prosecution, an expert has said, following a reported rise in the number of regulatory inspections that came as a result of tip-offs. 22 May 2014