Failed company and its manager convicted of corporate and gross negligence manslaughter – CPS News Brief

Posted August 17th, 2016 in corporate manslaughter, negligence, news by sally

Today [16 August] Bilston Skips and Bikram Singh Mahli were found guilty of the manslaughter of 24-year-old site worker Jagpal Singh. Bikram Singh Mahli was sentenced to two years imprisonment suspended for a period of two years. The company, which is now in liquidation, was fined £600,000.

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CPS News Brief, 16th August 2016

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Company fined £550,000 in first corporate manslaughter sentencing under new guideline – OUT-LAW.com

‘A construction firm based in north London has been fined £550,000 for corporate manslaughter offences, in the first sentencing since new guidelines were introduced in February.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th July 2016

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Plan to enable prosecution of MoD over training deaths rejected – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2016 in armed forces, corporate manslaughter, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The government has rejected a proposed legal change that would have allowed for the Ministry of Defence to be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter over deaths during hazardous training such as the SAS exercise on the Brecon Beacons that claimed the lives of three reservists.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2016

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Ministry of Defence escapes prosecution over deaths on SAS march – The Independent

‘The Ministry of Defence has escaped prosecution over the deaths of three soldiers on an SAS selection course, only thanks to a convention that it is granted immunity, it has been confirmed.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2016

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New offences and sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Two further significant provisions of the Serious Crime Act 2015 have been brought into force. First, on 10 November 2015, section 79 created section 40CB of the Prison Act 1952, which provides for an offence of throwing any article or substance into a prison without authorisation.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd February 2016

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Regulatory offenders could face lower fine discounts if they wait to plead guilty, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘Companies which face prosecution for health and safety, environmental and other regulatory breaches would have to plead guilty at an earlier stage or risk higher fines under new proposals put forward by the Sentencing Council, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th February 2016

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C-Section manslaughter trial collapse: How transport disasters led to law NHS trust was prosecuted under – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2016 in corporate manslaughter, hospitals, news, prosecutions, transport by tracey

‘The hospital where young mother of two Frances Cappuccini died was prosecuted under corporate manslaughter legislation introduced in the wake of a series of catastrophic disasters in the late 80s and early 90s.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2016

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Landmark case puts NHS Trust on trial alongside two doctors it is claimed were underqualified – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2016 in corporate manslaughter, doctors, homicide, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Court hears two underqualified doctors watched as a previously healthy young woman lay dying without taking the basic steps that could have saved her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2016

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Semelia Campbell: Company fined £50,000 after six-year-old girl killed by automated gate – The Independent

Posted December 8th, 2015 in children, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, news by sally

‘A company has been fined £50,000 after a six-year-old girl died when she became trapped in an automated gate outside her new home.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2015

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Large companies could face £20m fines for corporate manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in company law, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by sally

‘Major companies convicted of corporate manslaughter will face fines of up to £20m under new sentencing guidelines.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2015

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Company and its senior management sentenced following death of 16 year old apprentice – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 15th, 2015 in corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Huntley Mount Engineering Ltd has today been sentenced for the corporate manslaughter of apprentice Cameron Minshull. In addition, Company Director Zaffar Hussain has been sentenced for an offence under section 2 and 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and company Supervisor Akbar Hussain has also been sentenced for an offence under section 7 of the same act.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th July 2015

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Corporate manslaughter prosecutions “gathering momentum”, says expert, as kayak firm convicted – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 15th, 2015 in corporate manslaughter, health & safety, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The successful prosecution of a firm for corporate manslaughter following the death of a worker who had become trapped in an industrial oven demonstrates the need for firms to ensure that health and safety risks are properly managed, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th January 2015

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Pyranha Mouldings oven death: Health and safety charges dropped – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2014 in accidents, corporate manslaughter, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Two men who faced health and safety charges over the death of a factory worker in an industrial oven have had the case against them dropped.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2014

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New sentencing guidelines proposed for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety offences. – Sentencing Council

‘Proposed sentencing guidelines have been published today which will assist sentencers dealing with corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety and hygiene offences.’

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Sentencing Council, 13th November 2014

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Water sports firm pleads guilty to Mari-Simon Cronje death charge – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in corporate manslaughter, guilty pleas, health & safety, news, sport by tracey

‘A water sports centre has pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter after an 11-year-old girl died after falling from an inflatable banana boat ride.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2013

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Essex Police sued over Lee Balkwell cement mixer death – BBC News

“Essex Police is to be sued over its investigation into the death of a man found
with multiple injuries in a cement mixer.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2013

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Corporate manslaughter cases up by 40% in 2012 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 30th, 2013 in corporate manslaughter, negligence, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) began investigating 40% more corporate manslaughter cases in 2012 than it did the previous year according to figures obtained by Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th January 2013

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Abuse in care homes: corporate liability – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 11th, 2012 in care homes, corporate manslaughter, elderly, negligence, news by sally

“It has been reported that three healthcare assistants have been charged with wilful neglect and ill treatment of patients following an investigation into the alleged abuse of elderly patients at Whipps Cross Hospital in north London.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th October 2012

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Corporate killing: the Gleision Colliery tragedy – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 20th, 2011 in accidents, corporate manslaughter, miners, news by tracey

“It is important for bereaved families to know how and why their loved ones died. It is equally important that we hold corporate bodies to account for any failures which lead to unnecessary loss of life. The investigation into the deaths at Gleision Colliery is reported to be focussing on forensic testing at the scene. Meanwhile, vital proof of whether or not this was a corporate manslaughter, by systemic failure or not, will be sitting in the offices of the private owner and needs to be obtained and analysed.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th September 2011

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Kicking and damning corporate souls – Rosalind English – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 2nd, 2011 in corporate manslaughter, death in custody, news by tracey

“As of today, government or private institutions tasked with keeping people in custody will be accountable in criminal law if it can be shown that a ‘gross duty of care’ has led to the death of a detainee.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st September 2011

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