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

Corporate manslaughter—prosecutions tracker

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
H&M Engineering & Roofing Specialists (NI) LimitedH&M Engineering & Roofing Specialists (NI) Limited—guilty pleas entered to breaches of CMCHA 2007, s 1, article 4(1) of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978, reg 3(1)(a) Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000, regs 4(1) and 6(3) Work at Height Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 and reg 3(1) Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997.

A charge of manslaughter brought against the sole director, Stephen Heaney, was withdrawn after the company pleaded

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