BARC host high profile event at the Palace of Westminster

The Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC) is hosting a high profile parliamentary event to discuss recent guidelines from the Sentencing Council.

The event will see leading members of the legal profession, academics and other interested parties, gather at the Palace of Westminster to consider the implications of the impact of the Sentencing Council Definitive Guidelines for Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter, Food Safety and Hygiene Offences, published in February 2016. The event has been sponsored by Jo Stevens MP, Shadow Justice Minister and Shadow Solicitor General.

Alexandra Dobson, Director of BARC said: ‘We hope to add to the debate on the likely effects of the new guidelines which will have important consequences for business. The level of fines and the greater threat of custodial sentences for individuals, together with the interaction between the offences are just beginning to be seen in recent cases. By bringing together experts in this area of the law, the research centre is providing a platform for an in-depth analysis of the law." 

David Travers QC, a leading expert in the field and a Visiting Professor for BARC will chair the event on 18 May 2016.

BARC is a faculty wide research centre. It aims to foster inter-disciplinary research and to be ‘outward facing’ by promoting close ties with professionals in law, accounting and business.