David Travers QC spoke recently at The Institute for Food Safety Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) Conference “Food Law in Practice”

April 1, 2016

This Conference provided authoritative guidance on the regulatory changes brought forward by the new Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences. These came into force on 1 February 2016.

The Conference also focused on how these changes will affect the food law regime, and provided insight into delivering legislative controls consistently, effectively and efficiently.

Legal experts at the Conference, including David Travers QC said that the new Sentencing Guidelines will lead to more consistent sentencing and will radically change the level of fines imposed for large businesses. The Guidelines will have significant implications for food businesses and enforcement officers. Some of the key themes and conclusions of the Conference have been summarised here