R v Friskies Petcare (UK) Ltd [2000] 2 Cr App R(S) 401 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sentencing safety criminals

    Date:
    1 December 2001

    In the landmark case of R v Howe & Sons Ltd, it said that the general level of fines that magistrates and judges were imposing for breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and related Regulations was too low.

  • Court of Appeal reduces Friskies fine by £350k

    Date:
    1 October 2001

    In R v Friskies Petcare UK Ltd, the Court of Appeal reduces a fine from £600,000 to £250,000 for breaches of health and safety legislation that resulted in the death of an employee. The decision applies to, and elaborates on, some of the sentencing criteria set out in the 1998 Court of Appeal decision in R v Howe & Son (Engineers) Ltd, and provides guidance for the conduct of future cases.