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Alton Towers owner fined £5,000,000 following 'the Smiler' crash

United Kingdom - December 8 2016 In September 2016 Merlin Attractions Operations Limited was fined £5,000,000 following an accident on the Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers which…

David Bennett, Howard Watson.

New sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences come into force today

United Kingdom - February 1 2016 The Sentencing Council has published guidelines to be used by Judges when sentencing corporate manslaughter, health and safety offences and food…

David Bennett, Howard Watson.

Consultation on new sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences

United Kingdom - December 12 2014 The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has launched a consultation on new guidelines to be used by courts when passing sentence for corporate…

David Bennett, Howard Watson.

High Court provides guidance on the handling of pre-Inquest Review Hearings in coronial proceedings

United Kingdom - February 19 2014 In a judgment handed down on 5 February (Brown v Coroner for Norfolk and Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary [2014] EWHC 187 Admin) the High…

Howard Watson, Julie Vaughan.

When does a parent assume a duty of care to employees of its subsidiary?

United Kingdom - May 15 2012 The question considered by the Court of Appeal in Chandler v Cape Plc [2012] EWCA Civ 525 was whether the parent company (Cape) owed a direct duty of care to the employees of one of its subsidiaries (Cape Products) to ensure a safe system of work.

David Bennett, Howard Watson.