Simon Joyston-Bechal


April 2019 legislation update Q&A

Sentencing Council evaluation of impact of sentencing guidelines. Is there a duty to warn in health & safety criminal law? Can you delegate health & safety criminal law duties to contractors? This will all feature in our next legislation webinar on Monday 29 April. Read More

Do companies have a duty to warn others in health and safety criminal law?

Lawyer Dr. Simon Joyston-Bechal from Turnstone Law asks whether a company has a duty to warn others if it was aware of an issue, even if it was more than six years ago. Read More

Health and safety criminal law duties can in some cases be delegated to contractors, according to a leading lawyer

Dr. Simon Joyston-Bechal from Turnstone Law, says while delegation is hard, it does not mean 'you should be automatically liable if your contractor fails'. Read More

Squibb Group case: Court of Appeal reduces level of fine on obtaining ‘likelihood of harm’ evidence

Latest Court of Appeal decision underlines the importance of obtaining expert evidence on the ‘likelihood of harm’ when responding to a health and safety prosecution. Read More

New sentencing guidelines propose jail terms of up to 18 years for gross negligence manslaughter

New sentencing guidelines covering gross negligence manslaughter have just been published and are set to increase jail terms for the worst workplace safety breaches causing death. Read More

Manslaughter sentence for gross negligence to be increased

New guidelines have been issued to judges which will increase prison sentences for people convicted of gross negligence manslaughter in a workplace setting. Read More

Webinar: October legislation and guidance update

Every April and October, new amendments and changes to legislation and guidance come into force. Read More

Gross negligence manslaughter: ‘Sit up & take note’ as jail terms increase

New guidelines on sentencing for gross negligence manslaughter revealed. Read More

H&S defendants saved from worst effects of latest sentencing guideline on reduction in sentence for a guilty plea

By Dr Simon Joyston-Bechal, Turnstone Law Many readers will be aware of how the 2016 sentencing guideline for health and safety Read More

What impact have the sentencing guidelines had on health and safety?

With the sentencing guidelines in force since February, panelists in the ‘Revolution in health and safety enforcement’ session debated their Read More



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Gas Safety (Onshore): Employee Factsheet

Don’t be a statistic; Make your workplace safer, healthier and stronger

Sleep and fatigue: Director’s Briefing

Working at height: Employee Factsheet

Managing maintenance and contractors safely at factory shutdown time