Princes Sporting Club, a water sports club in Brentford, Middlesex is the sixth and latest company to be charged under the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007 following the death of a young girl in 2010. The company has also been charged with a breach of section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
As reported on the 21st February 2013 The manager of a coal mine in South Wales where four men died after it flooded has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced. This is the fifth prosecution to be brought under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 since the legislation was introduced and the … Read more
As reported in the National Press on the 15th February 2013 The Metropolitan Police have been ordered to pay £28,250 damages to a severely autistic teenager who was aggressively restrained by Metropolitan Police Officers after they jumped into a swimming pool and then forcibly restrained him. The Met Police appealed against the £28,250 awarded to ZH, who sued after he … Read more
I often get asked about techniques for moving people up and down stairs whilst under restraint and many years ago it was common for people to be moved up and down flights of stairs whilst being restrained.
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In the case of RK and AK v the United Kingdom (38000/05) the European Court of Human Rights has awarded compensation to a couple from Oldham after it found that the UK had infringed their Article 13 rights after a child had been taken into care.
Initially Reported in the Press on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 The London Borough of Havering failed to provide a safe system of work in a case where a teacher at a special school for children with learning disabilities was assaulted by one of the pupils, the Court of Appeal has ruled. In Vaile v London Borough of Havering  EWCA … Read more
Third Company Convicted of Corporate Manslaughter is Sentenced Lion Steel Limited has become the third company to be convicted of corporate manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. Lion Steel Limited, of Hyde, Cheshire, admitted the charge in relation to the death of 45-year-old employee Steven Berry, who suffered fatal injuries when he fell through a fragile … Read more
It is with great regret that I have just heard about the tragic loss of my good friend Peter Boatman. To me Pete was, and will always be, one of the good guys. I have had the fortunate pleasure and good fortune to have known Peter for any years and he has always been a good friend and a close … Read more