Corporate Manslaughter



The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is a landmark in UK law. Companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.

The Act, which came into force on 6 April 2008, clarifies the criminal liabilities of companies including large organisations where serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality.


Death of construction worker would have been avoidable if firm had planned work

A court has heard how a worker was struck by a concrete drainage cover as he stood in an excavation […] Read More

£1.8m fine after lone worker drowns in “accident waiting to happen”

South West Water have been fined £1.8 million following the death of lone worker, Robert Geach, who drowned in a filtration tank. […] Read More

How does the Corporate Manslaughter Act put YOU at risk?

By Simon Olliff, Managing Director at Banyard Solutions A Manchester building contractor has been sent to jail for eight months […] Read More

Two men convicted of manslaughter after four die in tipper truck incident

Two men have been convicted of manslaughter after four people were killed by a tipper truck, after its brakes failed […] Read More

Manslaughter acquittal after deaths of sea shanty band members

A company boss has been acquitted of two charges of manslaughter by gross negligence after two people were killed when […] Read More

Manslaughter trial hears safety was a “total joke”

A jury for a manslaughter by gross negligence trial have been told how the health and safety rules on a builder’s […] Read More

Shoreham air crash pilot investigated for manslaughter

Former RAF pilot Andy Hill, whose vintage jet crashed at the Shoreham Airshow, killing 11 people, is being investigated for […] Read More

Manslaughter charge following workman’s fall

Two men have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a workman who died after falling 20ft (6m) […] Read More

Corporate manslaughter firm ordered to publicise conviction

A building firm which was fined £200,000 following the death of a 28-year-old worker who was fatally crushed when a […] Read More

BP Gulf of Mexico manslaughter charges dropped

Manslaughter charges were dropped against two former BP well site managers involved in the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil […] Read More