Training & Knowledge: December 2018

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

Case Commentary: R v WINTERTON [2018] EWCA Crim 2435

Andrew Winterton was convicted of the gross negligence manslaughter of Shane Wilkinson. He was also convicted of three counts alleging breaches of ss7 and 37 of the HSWA. He was sentenced to a total of four years’ imprisonment. A co-defendant, Dean Wortley, was acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of health and safety offences. He received […]

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

New Sentencing Guidelines for Manslaughter Offences Now in Force

On 1st November 2018, the Sentencing Council’s Definitive Guideline for Manslaughter offences came into force. Its aim is to ensure comprehensive guidance where previously there has been very limited. Until now, in the Health and Safety context, there has only been guidance for corporate manslaughter. This guideline will apply to all offenders aged 18 or […]

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

Challenging the Coroner: R (Parkinson) v HM Senior Coroner for Kent, Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust & Sameer Hijazi [2018] EWHC 1501 (Admin)

In a recent judicial review, Mr Parkinson sought to challenge the coroner’s conclusion into the death of his mother. In rejecting his claim, the Divisional Court provided a considered analysis of the principles surrounding Article 2 inquests, as well as highlighting just how difficult it will be to challenge a coroner’s factual findings. Whilst the […]

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

What Can we Learn from the HSE Annual Statistics Report?

Unsurprisingly, the publication of the HSE annual statistics report on 31 October 2018 was not front-page news. However, whilst trawling through tables and data may not sound like an interesting exercise, the results provides a useful insight into what the HSE have been doing but also what they might do next. In 2017/18 the HSE […]

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