Archive Corporate Manslaughter
The following are posts with the 'Corporate Manslaughter' tag:
16 February 2011
The BBC reported on February 15th that Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter in the first ever conviction under the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007. This is big news as it has taken so long for anyone to be brought to justice. Perhaps now this case has come to light, with consequences, clients will take the act more seriously now. For more on this see Company guilty of Cheltenham geologist's manslaughter
[Read on about Geotechnical Firm Found Guilty of Corporate Manslaughter]
15 October 2010
The SHP (Safety & Health Practitioner) has stated that the charges against the director have been dropped in the first corporate manslaughter trial. This has raised concerns as Sally Roff, partner and head of the safety, health and environment group at law firm Beachcroft LLP, believes that the Corporate Manslaughter Act has been tainted by the latest delay in court proceedings. The long-awaited trial of Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide...
[Read on about Charges dropped in first Corporate Manslaughter Trial]
30 September 2009
Our colleagues at Callsafe report in their latest newsletter that the first Corporate Manslaughter case to be brought to court is to be tried in February 2010. The case against Gloucestershire-based Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings is due to the death of one of their Junior Geologists in September 2008. He was killed when a pit in which he was taking soil samples as part of a site survey collapsed on him. The company has been charged under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Killing Act 2007...
[Read on about Corporate Manslaughter - first case]