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Court of Appeal success

9th June 2017

Keith Morton QC and Dominic Adamson secure a half million pound reduction in fine for Tata Steel UK.

In what is believed to be the first successful appeal against sentence for a very large organisation sentenced for health and safety offences under the Definitive Guidelines, Keith Morton QC and Dominic Adamson (instructed by Damon Burt of Plexus) secured a substantial reduction in a fine imposed on Tata Steel UK following its guilty plea to two health and safety offences. The Court of Appeal has given guidance in relation to the approach judges should adopt when sentencing very large organisations under the Guidelines and when it is appropriate to take into account the resources of a linked organisation.

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Keith Morton QC

Keith Morton QC
Head of Chambers
Year of Call: 1990
Year of Silk: 2011

Dominic Adamson QC

Dominic Adamson QC
Year of Call: 1997
Year of Silk: 2020


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