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Appeal Court Rejects New Look Arguments Following Blaze Prosecution

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Appeal Court Rejects New Look Arguments Following Blaze Prosecution

The Court of Appeal has dimissed an appeal by New Look relating to a £400,000 fine imposed on it for fire safety failures at its retail store on Oxford Street, London – and the ruling establishes an important principle for prosecutions under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. New Look argued the fine was too high because the failures, which came to light after a fire at the store in 2007, were not directly linked to the cause of the blaze, and did not cause death or injury. However, the Court of Appeal ruled that the fine was not manifestly excessive, and gave guidance that courts do not have to see a death or serious injury to impose a substantial fine.

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