The legal difficulty in proving that senior management failures played substantial role in causing a workplace death may account for the low number of corporate manslaughter prosecutions since 2008, argues Simon Tingle.

The impact of the February 2016 Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences: Definitive Guideline has continued to shine a bright light on the fundamental shortcomings of the dedicated legislation introduced to deal with corporate manslaughter and corporate homicide offences.

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