Consultation On The New Sentencing Guidelines For Corporate Manslaughter Now Closed

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The consultation process concerning new sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter came to an end on the 18th February 2015. The guidelines aim to ensure the fines levelled by the court for corporate manslaughter convictions are severe enough to create a deterrent impact. The guidelines will also provide greater consistency in the sentencing of unusual cases of corporate manslaughter. [Read More...]

Mandatory Court Charges To Be Paid On Top Of Fines

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You wait ages for a change in sentencing then two come along at once. Following on from the removal of the upper limit on magistrates' powers to fine comes the imposition of mandatory court charges to be paid on top of the fine, prosecution costs and victim tax. They come into effect on 13 April this year and seems apply to all offences sentenced on or after that date regardless of the date of commission [Read More...]

10th Corporate Manslaughter Conviction : Sentenced

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Following the trial of Pyranha Mouldings Ltd on 12 January at Liverpool Crown Court, the trial Judge passed sentence today whilst sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice. [Read More...]

Corporate Manslaughter Conviction

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Peter Mawson Ltd, a building and joinery firm, pleaded guilty in December 2014 to Corporate Manslaughter and a breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act. The company was fined £200,000 for Corporate Manslaughter and £20,000 for Health and Safety. [Read More...]

9th Corporate Manslaughter Conviction: Sentenced

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A. Diamond and Son (Timber) Ltd was yesterday sentenced at Antrim Crown Court following its conviction for corporate manslaughter on 17th December 2014. The small family company pleaded guilty to a breach of corporate manslaughter and was fined £75,000 plus £15,832 costs. [Read More...]

10th Corporate Manslaughter Conviction

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Pyranha Mouldings became the tenth company to be convicted of corporate manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 following the death of employee Alan Catterall. [Read More...]

9th Corporate Manslaughter Conviction

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A Diamond and Son (Timber) Ltd, pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter before Antrim Crown Court on 17 December 2014. 54-year old Peter Lennon aged 54 died on 27 September 2012. [Read More...]

Higher Fines under the Draft Guidelines for Health & Safety and Corporate Manslaughter.

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The Sentencing Council for England & Wales created by the Coroners' & Justice Act 2009 has published their latest consultation on Draft Guidelines for Health & Safety Corporate Manslaughter. [Read More...]

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