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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 24: Offences

This Section provides that any offence mentioned in Chapter 1 is to be punishable by a fine not exceeding £500 (level 2 on the standard scale) (Section 24(1)). The Section also ensures that companies and partnerships can be subject to these offences (Section 24(2)) and that where an offence is committed by a partnership and the partner has consented, contributed or has acted in a neglectful manner so as to assist the commission of the offence, the partner as well as the partnership is guilty of the offence (Section 24(3)).

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