SHE Alert: New guideline for sentencing environmental offences
The Sentencing Council has issued a new mandatory guideline which will apply to all environmental offences that are sentenced on or after 1 July 2014…
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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