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Corporate manslaughter (referred to as corporate homicide in Scotland) is a criminal offence that allows for companies and other similar organisations to be liable for deaths.
An organisation will be guilty of an offence if the way in which its activities are managed causes a person’s death, and amounts to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed by the organisation to the deceased. This will be the case only if the way in which the organisation’s activities are managed by its senior management is a substantial element of the breach.
3 Mar 2013
The number of new corporate manslaughter cases opened by the Crown Prosecution Service has risen by 40% in the past...
16 Feb 2011
A company has become the first to be convicted under corporate manslaughter legislation, following the death of one of its...
1 Dec 2010
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related...
18 Feb 2010
With the first corporate manslaughter case due to be heard next week, the Sentencing Guidelines Council has just announced new...
12 Nov 2009
With the draft Corporate Manslaughter sentencing guidelines being published last week, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is urging companies to carefully consider whether...
29 Oct 2009
Corporate manslaughter fines are to be “softened” just 18 months after the new offence became law, it has emerged.The Sentencing...
24 Aug 2009
The first trial to be brought under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 will open on 23 February 2010...
3 Jul 2009
The first prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act is under way. What are the implications? David Leckie explains.
26 Jun 2009
Research released today by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health highlights that business understanding of the possible implications of a prosecution...
17 Jun 2009
The company director facing jail under the Corporate Manslaughter Act will have his case heard in Crown Court next week.Peter...
1 May 2009
Linda Goldman and Joan Lewis look at new legislation set to provide tougher penalties for employers that fail to minimise the risk of death and injury to employees.
24 Apr 2009
In what is believed to be the first prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, Cotswold Geotechnical...
16 Feb 2009
Company directors do not need more health and safety legal restrictions placed on them, according to manufacturers’ body the EEF.An...
16 Jan 2009
Breaches of health and safety law could land directors, managers, officers and other employees with a prison sentence from today,...