British Safety Council director of policy and research Neal Stone examines the impact of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, in this opinion piece.

April 2012 marks the fourth anniversary of the coming into force of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act. Much current discussion centres on the fact that, to date, only one prosecution has been brought to court – the Cotswold Geotechnic Holdings Ltd case. At the time of writing, corporate manslaughter charges have only been laid in one other case, namely Lion Steel, set down for hearing this summer.

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