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DWF LLP | Australia | 31 Mar 2022

First successful industrial manslaughter prosecution against an individual

Following on from our previous article about this case, Jeffrey Owen was last Friday convicted and sentenced after a four day jury trial to five…
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Clayton Utz | Australia | 8 Jul 2021

Industrial manslaughter: ACT worksite deaths soon punishable with extended imprisonment and significant fines

On 24 June 2021, the ACT Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Mick Gentleman introduced the Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill…
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Sydney Criminal Lawyers | Australia | 18 May 2021

What is Vehicular Manslaughter?

A range of criminal offences may apply in situations where a driver causes the death of another person.…
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Sydney Criminal Lawyers | Australia | 12 Mar 2021

The Law, Penalties and Defences for Manslaughter in New South Wales

Jessica Camilleri was found not guilty of murder by a jury last year, but found guilty instead of the lesser charge of manslaughter, after her…
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Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia | Australia | 13 Dec 2020

Mental Health Defence of Substantial Impairment by Abnormality of Mind in NSW

It is reported that 27-year-old Sydney woman, Jessica Camilleri has stabbed her 57-year-old mum over 100 times following an argument. Following the…
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Dechert LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Nov 2020

Illegality Illuminated

On 30 October 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down two contrasting judgments in Stoffel & Co v Grandona [2020] UKSC 42 and Ecilia Henderson v…
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HFW | Australia | 10 Nov 2020

With new safety laws imminent, WA records its first gross negligence workplace safety conviction

This new offence has made some employers nervous, given the potential penalties of 20 years' imprisonment and a $10 million fine for companies…
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Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia | Australia | 9 Nov 2020

Complete Guide on Murder & Manslaughter Laws in NSW

Murder is the most serious type of assault, attracting up to life imprisonment with the discretion of the Judge to reduce it to a fixed term with a…
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Russell Kennedy | Australia | 29 Jun 2020

Directors convicted of industrial manslaughter in Queensland

Brisbane Auto Recycling (BAR), the defendant company, operated an auto wrecking business in Rocklea, Queensland. BAR was operated by two directors…
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Johnson Winter & Slattery | Australia | 5 Jun 2020

Industrial manslaughter introduced in Queensland resource sector

Amendments to safely legislation in the Queensland resource sector introduce the new criminal offence of industrial manslaughter. In addition, the…
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