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Solicitors need advice | entity regulation & administration

Solicitors need advice | entity regulation & administration

Solicitors whose practices are facing financial difficulty, or allegations of misconduct by members of staff should take advice on their own legal position. Recent cases before the SDT show that intervention, administration, or dealing with complaints against members of staff can bring about serious disciplinary charges where solicitors have had no dealings with the issues, and often relied upon others to guide them through the ‘murky waters’ of ‘new outcomes focused’ regulation.√جª¬ø

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Record fine for Corporate Manslaughter

Dickinson Dees have reported the much anticipated prosecution of Lion Steel Equipment Limited under corporate manslaughter legislation, that has now concluded. Lion Steel has pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter and the company has been fined a record amount of £480,000. The original prosecution also included charges against the company for breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (“HSWA”) and charges of gross negligence manslaughter and breach of HSWA against three directors of the company. However, these charges were discontinued by the prosecution during the course of the proceedings. √جª¬ø

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EcoConnect launches at Addleshaw Goddard

EcoConnect launches at Addleshaw Goddard

The first EcoConnect Forum event took place on Tuesday 10th July at Addleshaw Goodards. ‘Development Finance and the Leeds Green Economy’ drew an audience of approximately 60, to hear a distinguished local panel discuss the regions prospects following the announcement that the Green Investment Bank will be based in London and Edingburgh.√جª¬ø

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Fracking protestors trial at Preston Mags

Fracking protestors trial at Preston Mags

Three members of the protest group ‘Frack Off’ who are opposed to fracking at the Cuadrilla rig in Southport have gone on trial at Preston Magistrates Court, 

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Indian Power outage draws attention to international problem

Indian Power outage draws attention to international problem

The recent power outages in India, have brought the problems of over committed power networks around the world into sharp focus.

 

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