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R v F. Howe & Son (Engineers) Ltd 1999

R v F. Howe & Son (Engineers) Ltd, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), 6th November 1998 and HSE Press Release C49/98 of 17th November 1998.

Case Summary

Authority for the proposition that:-

the level of fines imposed generally for Health & Safety Act offences is too low. More importantly, the Court of Appeal took the opportunity to "outline some of the relevant factors that should be taken into account" in assessing fines in such cases.

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