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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted April 4th, 2008 in corporate manslaughter, press releases by sally

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

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Ministry of Justice, 4th April 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Business faces Corporate Manslaughter Act – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2008 in corporate manslaughter, health & safety, news by sally

“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.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Warning over new manslaughter law – Financial Times

Posted January 21st, 2008 in corporate manslaughter, health & safety, news by sally

“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

Posted November 19th, 2007 in consultations, corporate manslaughter, sentencing by sally

“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

Posted October 25th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, insurance, news, road safety by sally

“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

Posted October 11th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, news by sally

“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

Posted August 1st, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, legislation by sally

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

Posted July 27th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, news by sally

“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

Posted July 24th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, news, prisons by sally

“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

Posted July 19th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, news, police, prisons by sally

“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

Posted July 18th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, news by sally

“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

Posted June 26th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“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

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, news, prisons by traceydennis

“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

Posted April 30th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, news by sally

“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