R (Health and Safety Executive) v C.RO Ports London Ltd

Sentence – Fine. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a fine of £1.8m imposed on the defendant company, for one count of failing to discharge its duty under s 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, contrary to s 33(1)(a) of, and Sch 3A to, the Act, had been manifestly excessive in all the circumstances. The fine was quashed and substituted for one of £500,000, to be paid within 28 days.

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