The corporate manslaughter bill – aimed to punish companies whose negligence
results in the deaths of employees- is expected to finally become law after it
was included in the
speech this week.
It was carried over from the last parliamentary session and has been up in
the air for a number of years.
Known as the
Manslaughter and Homicide Bill, and first introduced in July, it will create
a new offence of
manslaughter in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and of corporate
homicide in Scotland.
The law though will not place the blame one person at the top of the firm,
but will examine a wider range of management conduct when prosecuting for
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars