- Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007—ten-year review (part two)
- When it was brought in, CMCHA 2007 was heralded as a landmark piece of legislation in holding organisations accountable to workplace deaths. Do you think that CMCHA 2007 has been as effective as originally thought?
- What practical impact has CMCHA 2007 had on how workplace deaths are investigated?
- Have the level of fines imposed on conviction been as high as expected?
- The courts’ powers to issue remedial notices and publicity orders were met with scepticism when CMCHA 2007 was originally passed. What use have the courts made of these orders and should organisations be fearful of them?
- Remedial Orders
- Publicity Orders
- What are your predictions for the future in this area?
Corporate Crime analysis: In the second of a three-part series on the ten-year anniversary of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007), Vikki Woodfine, partner and head of regulatory compliance and investigations at DWF, examines how effective CMCHA 2007 has been. She also looks at the different approach taken by the police in investigating workplace deaths and the courts’ use of their powers to issue remedial notices and publicity orders following conviction.
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