Water sports firm, Prince's Sporting Club has been fined £135,000 including costs, after pleading guilty to charges under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

Earlier this year (click here) we reported that charges were being brought under the 2007 Act, and section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 following the tragic death of 11 year old Mari-Simon Cronje.  Charges initially brought against one of the company's directors under section 37 of the Act, were dropped.

Reports state that Judge Alistair McCreath commented on sentencing, "I propose to fine the company every penny that it has. I have no greater power to do anything other than impose a fine and I cannot impose a greater fine than all of its assets."

The case is the fifth conviction under the 2007 legislation, with a number of other cases continuing under investigation.