May 23, 2016
The Solicitor General, Robert Buckland joined a panel of experts brought together by USW’s Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC), in parliament last week. The panel were looking at changes to sentencing for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food hygiene offences.
The event which was hosted by Jo Stevens, the Shadow Solicitor General saw experts in the field providing in-depth commentary of the definitive sentencing guidelines from the Sentencing Council.
With representatives drawn from specialist law firms and chambers, together with academics, they explored the likely consequences of the much tougher sentencing regime.
Alexandra Dobson, Director of BARC, said: “We were delighted that the Solicitor General could join us. It was a great honour to have one of the law officers attend the event. We will take the deliberations of the panel forward and hope to put together a report on the outcome of the discussions.”
David Travers QC chaired the event. He said: “Once again BARC succeeded in drawing together a group including some of the leading lawyers and academics in this field. The quality and insights of the attendees was reflected in the very high standard of debate.”