Section 59 – Liability of officers of bodies corporate
122.Section 59 applies to any offence under this Act committed in relation to land in Wales. It mirrors the provision contained in section 14 of the 1968 Act. Section 59 provides that where a body corporate commits an offence and it is proved that the offence was committed with the consent or connivance of an officer of the body corporate, or the offence was attributable to neglect on the part of this person, then this person is guilty of the offence as well as the body corporate. Proceedings can be brought against this person as well as the body corporate and both may be punished accordingly. Subsection (2) defines what is meant by an officer of a body corporate.