We regularly advises organisations, directors and employees in the related areas of corporate manslaughter, health and safety, fire safety, and environmental protection, with particular expertise in fatal accidents and major disasters.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which came into force on 6 April 2008 means that companies and organizations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter. We provide pragmatic solutions in relation to responding to inspection visits, accident investigations and enforcement action.
The offence requires a serious management failure resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care. The Act, outlines the criminal liabilities of companies where severe failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality. The corporate body will be prosecuted as opposed to the individuals involved, however individuals can still be prosecuted for health and safety offences.
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