Archive for the 'corporate manslaughter' Category

Will the new Corporate Homicide Act save lives? – The Guardian

“Solicitors believe it will take a high-profile fatal accident to test the ability of prosecutors to hold big companies to account.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

History of corporate manslaughter: five key cases – Daily Telegraph

“Following Cotswold Geotechnical’s landmark £385,000 fine on Thursday for corporate manslaughter we take a look back at five key cases.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Cotswold Geotech convicted of first corporate manslaughter charge under new Act – Crown Prosecution Service

“Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings has today become the first company to be convicted of the new offence of corporate manslaughter.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th February 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Companies could be forced to publicise corporate manslaughter conviction – Ministry of Justice

“Companies convicted of corporate manslaughter could be forced to take out adverts publicising their conviction as a result of new measures which come into effect today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Definitive Sentencing Guideline on corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death – Sentencing Guidelines Council

“On 9 February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published its definitive guideline ‘Corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death’.”

Guideline on Corporate Manslaughter (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 9th February 2010

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Draft guideline: Corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death – Sentencing Guidelines Council

“On Tuesday 27 October 2009, the Sentencing Guidelines Council published a draft guideline on corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. This is the first offence guideline relating to sentencing organisations rather than individuals, and concerns sentencing for offences where the most serious form of harm was caused, the death of one or more persons.”

Full story

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 27th October 2009

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007: Progress towards Implementing the Custody Provisions – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Minister Claire Ward has made a statement about the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 13th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Corporate manslaughter: making work a much safer place – The Times

“In law, small cases often mark major milestones. When the prosecution of Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings begins next week at Stroud Magistrates’ Court, a new chapter in English law will begin. It will be the first case brought under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and it signifies a new approach to prosecuting companies for alleged crimes.”

Full story

The Times, 11th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Firm charged over worker’s death – BBC News

“A company has become the first in the UK to be charged under the 2007 Corporate Manslaughter Act.”

Full story 

BBC News, 23rd April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Good NHS bosses can avoid falling foul of Corporate Manslaughter Act – Ministry of Justice

“NHS Trusts can comply with the new Corporate Manslaughter Act by ensuring they have effective processes in place for managing health and safety at work, Maria Eagle the Justice Minister will tell NHS leaders today.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 30th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Corporate Manslaughter Act: firms face huge fines for deaths – The Times

“Prosecutions of companies found responsible for deaths – from rail crashes to accidents at work – are expected to rise significantly under laws that take effect tomorrow.”

Full story

The Times, 5th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act comes into force – Ministry of Justice

“The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act comes into force this weekend (6 April).”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 4th April 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Business faces Corporate Manslaughter Act – BBC News

“A new era of health and safety regulation for businesses, which could face considerable penalties if they are found guilty of the offence, is being ushered in on 6 April when the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act comes into force.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Warning over new manslaughter law – Financial Times

“Business owners are being urged to review their health and safety procedures ahead of the corporate manslaughter legislation, which is due to come into effect from April 6.”

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Financial Times, 18th January 2008

Source: www.ft.com

Consultation paper on sentencing for corporate manslaughter – Sentencing Guidelines Council

“On Thursday 15 November 2007 the Panel issued a consultation paper on sentencing for corporate manslaughter.

Responses are requested by 7 February 2008.”

Consultation paper on sentencing for corporate manslaughter (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 15th November 2007

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Employers face prosecution over crashes involving company car drivers – The Times

“Companies that fail to make sure that their employees drive safely face prosecution under a new campaign by police to reduce the 1,000 fatal crashes a year involving work vehicles.”

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The Times, 25th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007: guidance – Ministry of Justice

“The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act introduces a new offence, across the UK, for prosecuting companies and other organisations where there has been a gross failing, throughout the organisation, in the management of health and safety with fatal consequences.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th October 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act gains approval – The Lawyer

“The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act received its Royal Assent today (26 July) after 10 years of campaigning by unions and pressure groups.”

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The Lawyer, 26th July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Corporate manslaughter law to cover deaths in custody – The Guardian

“Prisoners who are injured or killed while in custody will be covered by new corporate manslaughter laws, it emerged today.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Corporate killing law to include police and prisons as Government admits defeat – The Times

“Prisons and police authorities will be liable for prosecution over deaths of people held in custody after a final defeat of the Government over the scope of new corporate manslaughter laws.”

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The Times, 19th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Corporate manslaughter law is a vast improvement – The Times

“Globally, more people are killed each year at work than are killed in wars. How the law responds is important, and the UK’s new Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act is a significant improvement on earlier legislation.”

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The Times, 18th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

3m crimes a year ‘left out of official figures’ – The Guardian

“A fresh row over the government’s crime statistics broke out last night after two criminologists said the authoritative British Crime Survey excludes 3 million offences a year.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers lose manslaughter vote – BBC News

“The government has been defeated in the Lords over plans to exclude prisons from its Corporate Manslaughter Bill.”

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BBC news, 23rd May 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Corporate manslaughter bill risks being buried over let-out clauses – the Guardian

“Home office ministers are struggling to find a compromise to save legislation that would hold company executives accountable for the negligent deaths of their employees.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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