Attorney-General’s Reference (No 2 of 1999): CACD 29 Feb 2000

A conviction for manslaughter by gross negligence did not require proof of a defendant’s state of mind. Nevertheless such evidence might well be useful in other ways. A body corporate could be guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence, but only if at least one identified individual was shown to be guilty of the same crime. Corporate manslaughter did not require evidence of the state of mind of the corporation, but somebody no doubt within the corporation must also be identified as responsible in law.


Rose LJ


Times 29-Feb-2000, Gazette 02-Mar-2000, [2000] QB 796

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The applicant sought to challenge a decision not to prosecute a third party following the death of her son. He had been in care, having multiple disabilities, including epilepsy. He drowned whilst in a bath. It had been recognised that he needed . .
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Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.78005