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Barrister Robert Spicer reports on a recent High Court decision which looked at a case surrounding the exploitative working conditions of migrant workers, gangmasters and the personal liability of company officers.
On 8 January 2020, Plymouth Magistrates’ Court sentenced Adam Wilcott to a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 2 years, for running an illegal waste site. He was also ordered to undertake 100 hours of unpaid work, pay £2,308 costs and was banned from working in the waste industry for 5 years. His firm, Highgate Services Ltd, was fined £18,800 and ordered to pay £2,338 costs.