Gross Negligence Manslaughter Jail Terms to Increase

Employers or managers convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a workplace fatality are likely to face longer prison sentences under a new guideline published by the Sentencing Council on 31 July. Applying to sentences delivered in England or Wales on or after 1 November, the new guideline is an attempt to bring consistent sentencing to sentences for all forms of manslaughter, but … Read More

College Gas Installation Contractor Exposed After Multiple Gas Leaks

College gas installation contractor exposed after multiple gas leaks at a college in Hertfordshire.  A utilities company has been fined over £446,000 for dangerous gas installations. St. Alban’s Crown Court heard how the defendant was contracted to carry out all the gas, plumbing and above ground drainage work at the premises from December 2010 until September 2011. Multiple gas leaks were … Read More