She is one of the country's leading civil right lawyers
and for many years has acted on behalf of families bereaved
as a result of work-related deaths and disasters. She
was the solicitor in the private manslaughter prosecution
of South Coast Shipping over the Marchioness disaster,
and was involved in the successful judicial review of
the Crown Prosecution Service's decision against prosecuting
the managing director of a company in relation to the
death of 24 year old Simon Jones.
COLES (Deputy Chair)
For over ten years, Deborah Coles has been a Director
of the pressure group INQUEST which campaigns against
deaths in police custody.
She is a teacher and the mother of Simon Jones who
died on his first day of work at Shoreham Docks in
April 1998. The Crown Prosecution Service only agreed
to charge Euromin and its managing director for the
manslaughter of Simon after Anne and her family launched
a judicial review against the Crown Prosecution Service.
She is an organiser for the trade union, UNISON
is a trainee solicitor at Bhatt Murphy Solicitors.
Prior to taking on her traineeship she was the Centre's
first Caseworker for a two year period.
Anna is a former client of the CCA.
Steve TOMBS (chair)
Steve Tombs is a Professor of Sociology in the School
of Social Science at Liverpool John Moores University.
He has a long-standing interest in the incidence,
nature and regulation of corporate crime, and the
regulation and management of health and safety at
work. Since 1999, he has been researching the control
of corporate crime in Finland. His other main, current
research interest is in the Politics of Knowledge.
His most recent publications are Beyond Criminology?
Taking Harm Seriously (Pluto Press, 2004, co-edited
with Dave Gordon, Paddy Hillyard and Christina Pantazis)
and Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful: scrutinising
states and corporations (Peter Lang, 2003, co-written
with with Dave Whyte). He is also co-author of Corporate
Crime (Longman, 1999), co-written with Gary Slapper.
She is the director of Co-Gas Safety, a charity concerned with carbon monoxide deaths.
Richard TUDWAY (Treasurer)
Richard Tudway is an economist with experience of international finance. He currently teaches at Huron University USA in London. He has a particular interest in corporate social responsiblity and directors responsibilities.
Dave Whyte is Lecturer in Criminology at the University
of Stirling where he teaches courses on, and researches criminology
and criminal justice. His specialisms are in corporate crime, health
and safety crime and the regulation of business. He has published numerous
book chapters and scholarly articles on those topics,
in journals such as 'Policy and Politics', 'Journal of Law and Society', and 'Policy
and Practice in Heath and Safety'. His most recent major publication is
'Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful' (Peter Lang, 2003 with Steve Tombs).
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