Comply first and fight later: the law relating to section 20 requests

February 22, 2019

Gordon Menzies and Mark Davies have written an article concerning the wide-ranging powers provided by section 20 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. In the article they discuss interpretation and the ambit of these powers and the subsequent enforceable duties. Following on from a recent prosecution they were involved in, they argue that the apparent reach is potentially very wide.

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