gross negligence


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

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

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

Pair sentenced following building site death

Two men have been sentenced to a total of five years following a Northamptonshire building site death. 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

Hillsborough: Jury reaches decision on unlawful killing

A majority decision has been reached by the jury in the Hillsborough inquest, on whether 96 people were unlawfully killed. Read More

The 2016 Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines: How have things changed for companies?

By Kizzy Augustin, senior associate at Pinsent Masons LLP Introduction On 1 February 2016, the new sentencing guidelines for health Read More

Jail for men found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence

Truro Crown Court has sentenced a farmer and his employee to four years in jail, over the death of a Read More

Care home first to face corporate manslaughter charges

Three former care home bosses have appeared in court accused of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of 86 Read More

Former manager pleads not guilty to farm deaths

Andrew Stocker, 57, a former manager of a Tory peer’s family estate, has denied two counts of gross negligence manslaughter Read More

No criminal charges over nightclub crush deaths

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said that there is no evidence of gross negligence in the case of two Read More



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