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.


£255k fine after worker crushed to death, firm admits corporate manslaughter

A company and its director have been sentenced for causing the death of a factory worker who fell into a piece of machinery at a recycling yard. Read More

Gross negligence manslaughter: ‘Precedent set’ as technician jailed in gate installation case

A technician who fitted an automated gate to the garden of a house has been jailed for manslaughter after it fell onto the home owner and killed her. Read More

Pair jailed after death of carpenter

A property developer and a foreman have been jailed for manslaughter following the death of a carpenter on a site in Brighton. Read More

Gate crush death: Manslaughter verdict with ‘highly likely’ custodial sentence

A workman has been found guilty of manslaughter after a heavy metal gate he fitted fell on a woman. Read More

Hillsborough disaster accused appear in crown court

The men sat in a glass-walled dock at Preston Crown Court in Lancashire. Read More

Hillsborough: accused appear in court

Five men charged over Hillsborough disaster including for health and safety charges. Read More

Grenfell: ‘reasonable grounds’ for corporate manslaughter

Local authority and tenant management organisation to be interviewed over corporate manslaughter. Read More

Sentencing hearing: construction boss jailed after death of two workers

Brentford-based construction firm boss sentenced to 14 months in prison. Read More

Fatal injuries in the workplace in Great Britain to March 2017: annual release

The HSE has issued statistics covering fatal injuries arising from accidents at work in Great Britain 2017. The report provides […] Read More

Corporate fines for H&S breaches up 43%, hitting £54m

Corporate health and safety fines up following implementation of tougher sentencing. Read More



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