Corporate risk management
The general desire to ensure that all businesses take their
safety obligations seriously has accumulated huge support following
countless failed prosecutions of large corporates for the deaths
caused by their activities. This has led to ever increasing
regulation by the Government, and also the introduction of the
Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007.
The primary purpose of the Corporate Manslaughter Act is to make
it easier to prosecute companies for deaths caused by their
activities. This, in conjunction with new sentencing powers
which enable courts to require the offence to be publicised
howsoever they wish, gives the new Act enormous importance.
We provide a complete risk management service. We offer clients
a before and after-the-event service, providing a “one-stop-shop”
to deal with all risk management issues.
We give clients advice and assistance in setting up the policies
and procedures required in order to comply with their safety
obligations and to help protect against claims and prosecutions
which may flow from a safety-related incident.
We deal with all claims which a company may face as a result of
a safety-related incident. This may involve a corporate or
individual manslaughter prosecution, an investigation by the Health
and Safety Executive, coroners’ inquiries, inquests and civil
claims for compensation. We have considerable experience in matters
of this sort – both in the UK and overseas – and so we are able to
provide clients with a complete service in preparing for and
dealing with such issues.