The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, was passed in an attempt to address past failings of the law relating to homicide that had occurred in a corporate setting. In very recent years it might be suggested that the implementation
of the Act has been escalating. However, in some prosecutions brought under the Act the focus seemed to be on health and safety breaches, rather than the provisions of the
Address the issue raised by the statement above.
Are corporations benefiting from
bringing such claims? Why? In light of this statement, could it be asserted that the Act has, in fact, achieved its aims?
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