Corporate manslaughter—prosecutions tracker
Corporate manslaughter—prosecutions tracker

The following Corporate Crime practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Corporate manslaughter—prosecutions tracker
  • Corporate manslaughter—convictions
  • Corporate manslaughter—acquittals
  • Corporate manslaughter—ongoing prosecutions

This Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007) and provides brief case outlines. This tracker is intended to assist practitioners in monitoring the sentences which are being imposed by the courts for this offence and the application, in England and Wales, of the applicable sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter.

For an explanation of the steps which Crown Courts must take in sentencing corporate manslaughter offences in England and Wales, see Practice Note: Sentencing for corporate manslaughter.

For guidance on the offence of corporate manslaughter, see Practice Notes: Corporate manslaughter—an introductory guide, Corporate manslaughter—the offence and Corporate manslaughter—enforcement and prosecution.

Corporate manslaughter—convictions

DefendantPlea entered/verdict reachedSentence imposedBrief case details
Master Construction Products (Skips) Ltd and Director Jagbir SinghMaster Construction Products (Skips) Ltd—guilty pleas to section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) and CMCHA 2007, s 1. Jagbir Singh pleaded guilty to a breach of HSWA 1974, s 2(1) by virtue of HSWA 1974, s 37.On 31 October 2017, Master Construction Products (Skips) Ltd was fined £225,000. Jagbir Singh was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, and was ordered to undertake 300 hours of community service. He was also disqualified as a

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