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Corporate Manslaughter – Are Directors Liable?

Since The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act in 2007, it is easier for organisations to be convicted of workplace deaths. But can directors be held accountable for Corporate Manslaughter? Read below for more information.  Corporate Manslaughter  Corporate Manslaughter is when the offence is committed by the company or organisation itself, and it is considered a “gross” breach of a duty of care.  This includes if its activities are managed or organised:  Causes someone’s death  Amounts to a gross breach of duty of care from the organisation to the deceased  An organisation will be guilty of corporate manslaughter if its activities - and how...

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What are Criminal Duty Solicitors, and why is there a shortage?

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A Duty Solicitor is a solicitor whose services are available to a person that is suspected or charged with a criminal offence. This is available free of charge if the person does not have a solicitor of their own. They provide essential and valuable services 24 hours a day, assisting individuals who are detained at the police station and represent individuals in court. Duty Solicitors will also explain the process of the case, discuss police evidence and whether it is strong enough to charge the alleged against the crime. They can provide advice and answer any legal questions that the alleged...

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