Corporate manslaughter and health and safety

12 August 2021

Vue Cinema Chain fined following death of cinema-goer

On 20 July 2021 Vue Entertainment Ltd (‘Vue’) was fined £750,000 and ordered to pay costs of £130,000 following a fatal accident at the Star City cinema in Birmingham on 9 March 2018.

Jonathan Grimes

23 July 2021

Record fine of £90 million for Southern Water

On 9 July 2021 Southern Water Services Ltd (SWS) was fined £90 million, to be paid out of company operating profits, in what was the largest fine ever imposed on a water company.

Jonathan Grimes

22 July 2021

Environmental Law Quarterly Update - Q2 2021

This quarterly environmental law update provides a summary of a cross-section of news stories in the period April 2021 - June 2021. 

Nicola Finnerty

19 July 2021

R v Wood Treatment Limited - corporate manslaughter and the challenge of proving causation

The recent case of R v Wood Limited Treatment highlights the problems faced by prosecution authorities in proving causation for the purposes of establishing criminal liability for corporate manslaughter.

Jonathan Grimes

7 April 2021

Environmental Law Quarterly Update - Q1 2021

This quarterly environmental law update provides a summary of a cross section of news stories in the period Jan 2021 - March 2021. 

Sophie Wood

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