U.K. corporate manslaughter legislation approved

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23 July 2007

U.K. corporate manslaughter legislation approved

Author: Reed V. Landberg, Bloomberg News

Britain's Labour government won a decade-long legislative battle Monday to hold corporate executives responsible when negligence results in deaths at work. The advance was part of broader changes by the government...aimed at making British law in such cases less favorable to companies and more favorable to victims. Current laws are designed to prosecute individuals rather than corporate executives...[T]he Corporate Manslaughter Bill...will become law...probably within the next week...The Confederation of British Industry, the largest U.K. employers' group, urged judges to use the new law with caution.

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19 July 2007

Corporate killing law to include police and prisons as Government admits defeat [UK]

Author: Frances Gibb, Times [UK]

The [Corporate Manslaughter] Bill allows companies to be prosecuted for gross negligence leading to deaths of employees or members of the public. Yesterday campaigners and lawyers welcomed the Government defeat and the certainty that the Bill will now become law.

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18 July 2007

Corporate manslaughter law is a vast improvement [UK]

Author: Gary Slapper, Professor of Law, and Director of the Centre for Law, at the Open University, in Times [UK]

Globally, more people are killed each year at work than are killed in wars. How the law responds is important, and the UK’s new Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act is a significant improvement on earlier legislation. [refers to GWT, P & O Ferries (part of Carnival), Thames Trains, Railtrack / Network Rail]

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