A prosecution for gross negligence manslaughter may be pursued against an owner of a business, or other individuals in a similar position, where it is alleged that a death has occurred as a result of a breach of a duty of care in respect of individuals such as employees, customers, tenants or patients. It must be shown that this breach of duty has caused the death and that this amounts to gross negligence to the extent that it can be considered criminal conduct. If you find yourself at risk of a gross negligence manslaughter prosecution, Wilford Smith's team of specialist Regulatory and Compliance Solicitors can help. We are committed to providing a high-level service for our clients by taking a ruthless approach to developing a top-level strategy, working tirelessly to conduct a robust defence on your behalf.
While a charge of gross negligence manslaughter is no longer applicable to incorporated businesses following the bringing into force of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, senior individuals within a company such as directors and officers may still be prosecuted for this offence. Wilford Smith’s Regulatory and Compliance Lawyers appear in court regularly, providing representation from the first hearing through to trial, and can call on the support of the highest calibre barristers if required.
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