Reforms to Corporate Manslaughter Bill to impact health and safety.(News)

Negligent employers and individual directors involved with fatal accidents at work will no longer be able to hide behind the law, according to leading personal injury and trade union law firm Thompsons Solicitors.

This is as a result of the government's response to the select committee scrutiny of the proposed Corporate Manslaughter Bill, which will lead to a strengthening of the bill and stronger penalties for corporate killers.

In a powerful report, the select committee recommended a number of amendments to clarify the proposed new law of corporate manslaughter and to increase penalties including a longer term review of the individual liability of directors. …

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