Corporate Manslaughter: Learning the lessons from the first prosecution

It may not be the landmark case hoped for, but the conviction of Cotswold Geotechnical points the way to significant fines following workplace fatalities in the future, argues Jan Burgess ‘Geotechnical disappoints because it fails to reveal anything about the way in which the new legislation will really work.’ In February, Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd …
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Cases Referenced

  • Attorney General's Reference (No 2 of 1999) [2000] EWCA Crim 91
  • R v Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd & ors (unreported 17 February 2011)
  • Transco plc v HM Advocate [2003] ScotHC HCJAC 67