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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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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

Source: www.out-law.com

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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

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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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

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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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

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

 

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Circular: Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide (Commencement no. 3) Order – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 2nd, 2011 in circulars, corporate manslaughter by tracey

“Circular 2011/07: Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide (Commencement no. 3) Order.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st September 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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‘Deaths in custody’ corporate manslaughter crime created – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2011 in corporate manslaughter, death in custody, detention, news, police by sally

“Police and other authorities can now be prosecuted over deaths in custody in England, Scotland and Wales.”

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BBC News, 1st September 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Corporate homicide law extended to prisons and police cells – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2011 in corporate manslaughter, death in custody, homicide, immigration, news, prisons by sally

“Police forces, prisons and youth detention centres face prosecution for corporate homicide from this week if an individual dies in their custody.”

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The Guardian, 28th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Posted February 22nd, 2011 in corporate manslaughter, health & safety, homicide, legislation, news by sally

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

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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History of corporate manslaughter: five key cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2011 in corporate manslaughter, news by sally

“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

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

Posted February 17th, 2011 in corporate manslaughter, news by sally

“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

Posted February 17th, 2010 in corporate manslaughter, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“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

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

Posted February 10th, 2010 in corporate manslaughter, health & safety, news, sentencing by sally

“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

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

Posted October 28th, 2009 in corporate manslaughter, health & safety, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“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.”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 27th October 2009

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

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

Posted July 13th, 2009 in corporate manslaughter, press releases by sally

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

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Ministry of Justice, 13th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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

Posted June 11th, 2009 in corporate manslaughter, news by sally

“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.”

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The Times, 11th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Firm charged over worker’s death – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2009 in corporate manslaughter, news by sally

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

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BBC News, 23rd April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Posted September 30th, 2008 in corporate manslaughter, health & safety, news by sally

“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.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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

Posted April 7th, 2008 in corporate manslaughter, news by sally

“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.”

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The Times, 5th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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