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Conditional Discharge for “computer misuse” – Richard Dawson defending

Philip Wright-Christie pleaded guilty to “doing an unauthorised act, being reckless as to whether the act would enable the operation of a computer to be impaired”.   Mr Wright-Christie deliberately uploaded crypto-currency mining software to computers at his place of work. He knew he shouldn’t have done so and knew he…Read more

Leila Ghahhary Appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel

Lincoln House Chambers is delighted to announce that Leila Ghahhary has been appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel - List B (see further information via www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/our-powers/panel-counsel).   The Equality and Human Rights Commission is responsible for promoting equality, diversity and the protection of…Read more

Fit for purpose? Austin Welch discusses the Sentencing Council assessment of the health and safety sentencing guidelines

The Sentencing Council definitive guideline for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety hygiene offences (“the Guideline”) has been in force for over three years.  The Guideline significantly increased the starting points for the level of fines to be imposed on organisations who had committed health and…Read more