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Under Health & Safety Law in the UK ( Corporate Manslaughter)

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Under Health & Safety Law in the UK ( Corporate Manslaughter) can an individual MD /company owner or CEO =go to prison for corporate manslaughter
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this. What is the specific offence you are referring to?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
MY question is very clear if you know the Corporate Manslaughter Law relating to Health & Safety in the Workplace. I asked has any owner or company MD/CEO been imprisoned under this Act. In case you are unaware this would be if an employee was killed whist conducting his work in the employers workplace and the court could prove that the mind of the company did not care about health and safety.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Is there any reason you think they may not?
I wouldn't have any way of knowing whether or not anybody actually has but the new legislation provided for a company director to receive a custodial sentence for breaches of the Health and Safety Act.
Corporate manslaughter has always carried custody but things do need to be incredibly negligent before that offence is made out. The Health and Safety Act is usually easier to prove.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you but I thought a little research may have been carried out to answer my question. I shall write to my own lawyer.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Good luck.