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FULLY BOOKED Health & Safety Law Update: Fatal Cases and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into effect in 2008 and whilst England, Wales and Northern Ireland have secured convictions under this legislation, The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service have yet to test the legislation before a Scottish Court.

Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019

Time: 12:30 - 14:30

Location: BTO Solicitors LLP5th Floor, The Presentation Suite, 48 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HS

Speakers:

David Cairns, Associate & Criminal Solicitor Advocate


Audience:

Insurers, those working in the Health & Safety Sector & Employers

Programme:

12:00 - 12:30: Registration
12:30 - 13:30: Seminar and Q & A
13.30 - 14:30: Informal buffet lunch


Fee:

Free of charge

Description:

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into effect in 2008 and whilst England, Wales and Northern Ireland have secured convictions under this legislation, The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service have yet to test the legislation before a Scottish Court.

At this session, David Cairns will discuss:

  • An overview of the offence of corporate homicide: what the Crown have to prove and penalties upon conviction;
  • Alternatives in Scotland: The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and culpable homicide;
  • Trends identified in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and what we can learn from this;
  • Discussion as to why no proceedings have been raised in Scotland – yet.

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