Corporate Manslaughter Update

Posted in : HR Updates on 15 March 2010
Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services
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There is currently a huge level of interest in both the Health and Safety profession and the wider business world over the prosecution of Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings, the first to be made under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

Although at the time of writing the trial has been adjourned for 18 weeks, it will be telling in how the case is prosecuted and defended and, if the prosecution is successful, how sentencing will be applied in terms of the level of fines and other sanctions such as publicity orders. The trial is expected to recommence in July.

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Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services

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