Insurance Adviser Alert: Acquittals in the Gleision Colliery trial provide limited guidance about Corporate Manslaughter - DAC Beachcroft

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Insurance Adviser Alert: Acquittals in the Gleision Colliery trial provide limited guidance about Corporate Manslaughter

Published 25 June 2014

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 1997 (CMCH) was intended to make it easier to prosecute larger organisations for manslaughter where the death has occurred due to the organisation's acts or omissions. While there have been a small number of successful prosecutions, no large organisation has yet been convicted and there is limited guidance from the courts on the interpretation of the CMCH. The acquittal of both defendants in R v Malcolm Fyfield and MNS Mining Ltd on 19 June 2014 is a further blow to the CPS in terms of the development of the CMCH.

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Fiona Gill

Fiona Gill

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Colin Moore

Colin Moore

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