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The Development of Sentencing Guidelines for offences arising out of work and trends in their application

Presentation by Sir Colman Treacy & Oliver Campbell QC from the HSLA event at Henderson Chambers 17th October, 2019 The evening had two short seminars:  The Development of the Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter” by Sir Colman Treacy. Trends in the application of the Sentencing Guidelines” by …

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HSLA Member Survey 2019

HSLA Member Survey 2019 The 2019 member survey was carried out between 27th June and 26th July 2019. 139 respondents took part. There were 112 complete responses (some respondents have skipped questions). This is around a 19% response rate. Key points from the survey are presented in a pdf document – click the image below …

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A guide to recent changes in the procedure and the law of inquests

A presentation by Tim Green regarding the Coroner’s Court. This was a short lecture given by Tim before the panel discussion of 3 events which HSLA hosted in Birmingham, Manchester and London regarding The Duty of Candour. 6 of the important cases heard in the Court of Appeal or AdministrativeCourt in the last year. Objective: …

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Duty of Candour, truth, accountability, and learning from the past, Hillsborough, Grenfell and beyond

A presentation prepared by Pete Weatherby QC for the series of 3 events which HSLA hosted in Birmingham, Manchester and London regarding The Duty of Candour. The problem In disaster and controversial death cases the victims generally want three things: Facts, accountability, prevention of recurrence. Those ‘intheframe’, usually public authorities and officials, and private entities …

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Corporate Manslaughter and the hand of Senior Management.

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 sought to address the difficulty at Common Law in establishing corporate liability for manslaughter through individuals whose gross negligence had to be identified with the ‘controlling mind’ of a company. It was thought that the law needed to tackle corporate liability without concerning itself unduly with the …

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