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Proposed Scottish law would increase corporate liability for deaths

Published on: 17 June 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Proposed Scottish law would increase corporate liability for deaths
  • Current corporate homicide law
  • The Baker bill
  • Challenges in the proposed bill

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Pinsent Masons’ Fiona Cameron and Katherine Metcalfe discuss the Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill that was recently introduced to the Scottish Parliament in order to hold organisations more accountable for deaths they cause or contribute to. Cameron and Metcalfe explain why reform in this area of law is needed before explaining what the new Bill would change. They then highlight some potential problems with the current drafting of the Bill. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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