Practice and Procedure

R v TDG (UK) LTD (2008)

PUBLISHED July 29, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 1963

Respective fines of £250,000 and £75,000 imposed on a large warehousing and distribution company for its breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 s.2 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 reg.3(1), which had resulted in an employee's death, were manifestly excessive and were substituted with fines of £225,000 and £50,000 respectively, as too little responsibility had been placed on the co-defendant who had been the immediate cause of the death.

CA (Crim Div) (Gage LJ, Stadlen J, Judge Bevan QC)