The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into force on 6 April 2008.
This applies to deaths in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, resulting from the activities of companies, crown bodies, police forces, and large partnerships.
If you would like to receive any training on this act, click here
- To read a summary of the ten conditions that need to apply for an organisation to be prosecuted for the offence, click here
- To read how the test differs from the current law, click here
- To read a summary of the situations where public bodies are exempt from the Act, click here.
- To read whether these exemptions are in breach of the human rights act 1998, click here
- **** To obtain a copy of CCA's comprehensive guidance on the Act (what organsations can commit the offence, what is the legal test and how the offence will be investigated, prosecuted and sentenced, and also explains the history of reform), click here
- To read CCA's evaluation of the Act, click here
- To download a copy of the Act, click here, or to see html version, click here
- To see a copy of the Explanatory Memorandum to the Act, or Ministry of Justice guidance.
- To access key documents relating to the history of reform, click here