Health & Safety

According to the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers, most slaughterhouses in Scotland have CCTV cameras installed. The purpose is obvious, to monitor and improve animal welfare at slaughter. Under the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Scotland) Regulations 2012, veterinarians have a right to request and see the CCTV footage if they have… Read more »

Health & Safety

This week, the Scottish Sentencing Council introduced a guideline judgments section on its website in which users can find all the Guideline Judgments issued in criminal cases in Scotland. A Guideline Judgment can be issued by our higher appeal courts in Scotland under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995. It is intended to provide guidance to… Read more »


Recent posts on our Health & Safety blog have highlighted the sharp increase in prosecutions in Scotland for alleged breaches of health and safety legislation and incoming tougher guidelines for health and safety breaches. With these developments, it seems a good time to look at corporate liability for health and safety in general and extensions… Read more »