Monday, 9 July 2012

UK: convictions for corporate manslaughter

The first conviction under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 was secured last year: see here. Earlier this month the Crown Prosecution Service announced that Lion Steel Ltd. had received the "second ever conviction for corporate manslaughter": see here. It would, however, be more accurate to state that this is the second conviction that the CPS has secured in England and Wales rather than the second conviction under the Act because, in May this year, a company was convicted in Northern Ireland: see R v JMW Farm Ltd. [2012] NICC 17, a summary of which is available here (pdf).

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