Regulatory Articles

Ben Mills appears for the HSE in the Court of Appeal case of R v Tata Steel UK Ltd

Ben Mills

Ben Mills prosecuted this case on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive. Fines of £1,315,000 and £185,000 were imposed following Tata Steel UK’s guilty pleas to two health and safety offences arising from separate incidents in which employees caught their hands in dangerous machinery. The judgment provides clear guidance on how the court can approach the sentencing of a...

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St Philips Chambers has 4 Recorders Appointed

St Philips Chambers are extremely proud to announce that Mark Calway, Louise McCabe, Heidi Kubik and Ben Mills have all been appointed to sit as Recorders across the country. Mark Calway will be assigned to the Western Circuit (Family). Louise McCabe will be assigned to the Northern Circuit (Family). Heidi Kubik will be assigned to the Midlands Circuit (Crime). Ben Mills will...

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Ben Williams represents United Utilities Water in Successful Prosecution of Omega Proteins Limited

Ben Williams

At Bradford Crown Court on 24 July 2015, HHJ Thomas QC, the Recorder of Bradford, imposed a total fine of £100,000 on the Defendant company, which processes animal byproducts, for breaches of its trade effluent consent, granted by United Utilities as the statutory sewerage undertaker for the North West region. Omega’s plant at Penrith, Cumbria, had discharged effluent which breached...

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Simon Davis prosecutes Mushtaqs Ltd on behalf of Birmingham City Council

Simon Davis

After a two day trial before Birmingham Magistrates Court, Mushtaqs Ltd were convicted of seven charges encompassing 36 breaches of the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006. The offences were committed in 2013. The District Judge described the premises on the Stratford Rd as being in a filthy condition. Environmental Health Officers had attended the premises on a number of occasions,...

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