Category: Regulatory

Case Study – Health and Safety Prosecution

A recent case highlights the importance of compliance with the Construction Design Management Regulations and Health and Safety at Work Act, after a contractor was fined £600,000 when a worker died and two others were injured when a platform collapsed at a construction site. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found a…

Environmental Waste

Case Study – Environment Agency Prosecutions

The operators of an illegal waste dumping site have been hit with financial penalties totaling over £100,000 for dumping waste without an environmental permit or an exemption for the waste to be deposited. The Environment Agency also found there was no system in place or capacity to protect the environment from pollution. In total over…

Shotgun Solicitors

Shotgun and Firearm Licensing

If you have had your shotgun or firearm license revoked or have had an application for a certificate refused Ison Harrison Solicitors are here to help. Ian Anderson, our specialist shotgun and firearm licensing solicitor has experience in representing people who have had has firearm or shotgun certificates revoked. If you have had a firearm/shotgun firearm…

Pharma

The Psychoactive Substances Act and its Legal Effect

From the rush to close the loophole which allowed stalls selling magic mushrooms to flourish in Camden Town in the early 2000s through to the M-Cat (mephedrone) media circus of 2009 and the recent stories surrounding the dangers of long-term consumption of Spice (synthetic cannabis), it seems that the government have been embroiled in a battle…

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Clamp Down on Cold Call Companies – New Legislation Enforced

On 16th of May a new law was enforced requiring direct marketing companies to display their telephone numbers when carrying out unsolicited phone calls. This follows changes made back in 2015, which made it easier for nuisance callers to be reported and fined by removing the need for consumers to prove that persistent rogue operators…

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Corporate Fines to Increase Dramatically Under New Sentencing Guidelines

Health and Safety – Sentencing – Corporations Companies will face fines of up to £20,000,000 and jail terms of two years under strict new sentencing guidelines which were published on 3 November 2015 and come into force next year. Courts have had the power to impose unlimited fines for breaching health and safety regulations for some…

Shotgun Solicitors

​Shotgun and Firearm Licensing Appeals

Sadly in the UK there has for several years been a growing and vocal opposition to the legitimate use and enjoyment of shooting as a sport, pastime and livelihood. Pressure has been brought to bear on the police to revoke shotgun and firearm certificates for the slightest misdemeanour or indiscretion. Ison Harrison specialise in firearm…

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Your Most Important Rights in any Regulatory or Police Investigation

Few people realise that when officers from a regulatory body such as the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency or Trading Standards come knocking, they could well arrive with a warrant for your arrest and the power to seize your records and equipment. Even if you are not arrested, you will be interviewed under…

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Accountant Reprimanded for Affray Conviction

Upon becoming a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a client disclosed a historic criminal conviction for Affray. The offence was committed in 2001 and took place in the Isle of Man, the client pleaded guilty and was fined by the magistrates. He now faced disciplinary proceedings before the ACCA Disciplinary Panel. The…

Victory at Accountant’s Disciplinary Tribunal

Victory at Accountant’s Disciplinary Tribunal

On 25 November Ian Anderson appeared on behalf of a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in order to contest three allegations of misconduct. It was alleged that the accountant had been dishonest in not disclosing his criminal past, that a police caution he had received for drug possession was proof of…