Criminal Law Blog

8 April 2021

Breach of 2002 banking undertakings - the CMA writes to Danske Bank

At the end of last month, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published a letter written to Danske Bank concerning its breach of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Banking Behavioural Undertakings 2002, following loans it had offered under the ‘Bounce Back Loan Scheme’.

Caroline Day

7 April 2021

Environmental Law Quarterly Update - Q1 2021

This quarterly environmental law update provides a summary of a cross section of news stories in the period Jan 2021 - March 2021. 

Sophie Wood

1 April 2021

Arrests of care home workers following COVID-19 outbreaks: a review of criminal liability

In late February 2021 a news article reported that a care home worker had been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter after a patient died of COVID-19. In late March 2021, two further care home workers were arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect. We look at how those working in care homes can potentially face criminal liability in respect of COVID-19 cases.

Jonathan Grimes

26 March 2021

Sentencing environmental offences: Reflections on the Thames Water £2.3m fine

Jonathan Grimes, Partner, and Sophie Wood, Senior Associate, in our Criminal Litigation team write for LexisNexis discussing the £2.3m fine imposed on Thames Water by the Environment Agency (EA) after causing a stream pollution and consider what factors criminal courts take into account when assessing the amount of the fine.

Jonathan Grimes

19 March 2021

Youth Justice: Is reform on the way for young people who turn 18 while in the criminal justice system?

Children under 18 years old are afforded a number of special protections by virtue of the fact that they are children in the eyes of the law. These protections fall away when an individual turns 18 and they are legally considered an ‘adult’.  For defendants who cross the threshold into adulthood during the criminal process, the impact of reaching this milestone can be profound.

Maeve Keenan

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