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.


Suspended sentence for rope access boss

The boss of a specialist rope access company has been given a suspended jail sentence after a worker fell through […] Read More

Waste firm worker killed by runaway lorry

A waste management company has been sentenced after a 56-year-old man was fatally injured in a lorry runaway incident at […] Read More

NHS trust fined £300k for legionella failures

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £300,000 after failing to control the risk to patients from […] Read More

Fines of £965k after worker’s fall

Two companies have been fined a total of £965,000 after a painter fell through a passenger waiting room roof in […] Read More

Suspended sentence in brain injury case

The principal contractor involved in the construction of a dormer extension has been sentenced for safety breaches after a self-employed […] Read More

Fine after teenage driver killed in crash

The death of a teenage employee has resulted in a £400,000 fine for the farming partnership he was working for. […] Read More

Care home fined £100k after resident dies

A care home has been fined £100k after a 77-year-old resident slipped down in her specialised wheelchair and died. On […] Read More

Managers forged asbestos documents to trade

An asbestos removal company, and two of its managers, have been prosecuted after forging documents in order to obtain an […] Read More

‘Inexcusable’ welfare and safety conditions

A contractor carrying out refurbishment and basement extension work has been fined more than £50,000 after a HSE inspection found […] Read More

Prison sentence and £50,000 fine in roof fall case

A Preston egg production company and a joinery sub-contractor have been fined after a worker fell through a roof. The […] Read More



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