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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to give the listener an overview of the liabilities of Directors and Officers for Health and Safety and Environmental Crimes. It will consider Corporate Manslaughter and Health and Safety Offences and discuss trends in Director Prosecution and environmental sentencing in England and Wales.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the relevant legal framework;
  • Be aware of the relevant authorities;
  • Understand the liabilities of individual directors and officers and board responsibilities;
  • Know the definition of ‘Senior Manager’ under the Corporate Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide Act 2007;
  • Be aware of the trends in Director Prosecution and Environmental Sentencing in England and Wales;
  • Be aware of the sentencing guidelines for Corporate Manslaughter and Health & Safety offences.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Bribery Act 2010;
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide Act 2007;
  • Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008;
  • El Anjou v Dollar Land Holdings plc [1994] 2 All ER 681;
  • Fair Work Ombudsman v Centennial Finance [2010] FMCA 863;
  • IOD/HSC Guidelines of Board Responsibilities (October 2008);
  • Marc Rich AG v Bishop Rock Marine Ltd [1996] AC 211;
  • R v Bruce (unreported);
  • R v Connolly [2007] EWCA Crim 790;
  • R v Lin (unreported);
  • R v Marble City Ltd [2010] EWCA 1872;
  • R v Moynihan (unreported);
  • R v P [2007] EWCA Crim 1937;
  • R v Shaw [2006] EWCA 2570;
  • R v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2010] EWCA Crim 202;
  • R v Wacker [2003] Cr App R (S);
  • Safeway v Twigger [2010] EWCA Civ 1472;
  • Sentencing Guidelines for Corporate Manslaughter and Health and Safety Offences.
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In this podcast Gerard Forlin QC of 2-3 Gray’s Inn Square discusses the Corporate Liability for Health and Safety/Environmental Crimes

Podcast added: 25/02/11

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-02-27

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