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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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Creation of Scottish Sentencing Council brought forward to October

A new body with oversight of judicial sentencing policy in Scotland will be up and running by October, six months ahead of previous plans, the Scottish Government has announced. 23 Feb 2015

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