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.


Court of Appeal increases builder’s sentence for safety failings

A builder from Portadown in Northern Ireland has had his sentence increased at the Court of Appeal, in relation to […] Read More

Three company directors jailed following warehouse death

Nikolai Valkov, 63, died in hospital after falling through the roof of a warehouse. Read More

Machinery risks were overlooked

A Cardiff based steel manufacturing company has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries to his hand. The magistrates’ […] Read More

‘Total absence’ of control measures in trench collapse case

A worker had to be dug out of a trench that collapsed onto him, suffering a broken shoulder and collarbone […] Read More

Transport risk management was ‘well below the required standard’

A worker suffered multiple serious injuries when a trolley carrying hydraulic rams toppled on its side and trapped him between […] Read More

HSE to prosecute NHS Trust over teen’s death

An NHS trust is to be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive over the death of an Oxford teenager […] Read More

Girl, 11, dies after falling from ride at Drayton Manor

A young girl has died after falling into water at Drayton Manor, a theme park located in Staffordshire. The incident […] Read More

Jail sentence after woman died in falling window frame case

A building manager has been jailed over safety failures which resulted in the death of a woman who was killed […] Read More

£2 million fine after worker killed by bales

A worker died when plastic bales fell on top of him while he was cleaning a storage yard. Father of […] Read More

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



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