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Prosecuting and Defending Health and Safety Cases


ISBN13: 9781858113715
Published: May 2007
Publisher: XPL Law
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £56.00



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The purpose of this book is to highlight the various areas of law potentially associated with prosecuting and defending health and safety cases. Written by a team of barristers with a wide range of experience acting on both sides, it is balanced and uniquely comprehensive. No other book exists that addresses the subject in one volume and practitioners – whether they are initiating prosecutions, acting for the prosecution or acting for defendants - will find it invaluable.

Coverage Includes:-

  • Background and Powers
  • Common Healt & safety Issues
  • Improvement and Prohibition Notices
  • Criminal Evidence & Procedure
  • Court Hearings
  • Coroners Cases and Civil Actions
  • The Text of key Statutes and regulations

The authors are based at 1 Temple Gardens

Subjects:
Personal Injury Law, Criminal Law
Contents:
PART I: BACKGROUND AND POWERS
1.Introduction
2.Legislative background
3.Investigating health and safety cases
4.Who can be prosecuted?
5.Vicarious Liability
PART II: COMMON HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES
6.General duties
7.Workplace Regulations
8.Work Equipment Regulations
9.Dangerous substances
10.Construction
11.Dangerous products
PART III: IMPROVEMENT AND PROHIBITION NOTICES
12.Improvement Notices
13.Prohibition Notices
PART IV: CRIMINAL EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE
14.Criminal evidence
15.Pre-trial procedure
PART V: COURT HEARINGS
16.The hearing
17.The plea in mitigation
18.Sentencing
PART VI: OTHER JURISDICTIONS
19.Coroners’ cases
20.Civil actions
Appendices: Statutes, Regulations, Criminal Procedure Rules