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“I was recently represented by Kang & Co Solicitors for a drink driving charge. From the initial telephone call it was clear that Kang & Co were experts in this field. They provided sound advice and diligently guided me through the process leading up to the court case. Through their legal representation I was able to avoid a community order and receive the best possible outcome for my case .”

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Flawless Legal Help

“They had very little time to go ahead with getting all valid documents needed for my case, they were extremely efficient and great at calming me and keeping me updated with my case and it’s details with interviews and courtrooms to appear in, overall great experience with kang and co, I came out with a 2 year suspended sentence instead of a 1 year custodial sentence for GBH without intent. I now get to spend the time caring for my nan and helping with my family’s needs.”

L. Roddis, TrustPilot

Kang & Co Solicitors is a truly specialist high-end law firm providing legal advice and representation for all matters involving Criminal Law and Driving Offences. We are ranked as a top tier law firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partner’s prestigous law guides.

Our head office is located at 1 Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre and we offer our services throughout England and Wales on a private fee-paying basis. We also have an office at 330 High Holborn in London and another office in central Milton Keynes. We are frequently instructed by individuals and businesses nationwide.

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Birmingham Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 1BD

330 High Holborn Kang and Co Solicitors London

London Office

330 High Holborn
Holborn
London
WC2A 1HL

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Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes
MK9 1BP

Business Hours

Monday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Weekends/Bank Holidays
Closed

Meetings at our offices are by Appointment Only

Corporate Manslaughter Defence Solicitors

Top Ranked Criminal law firm by Legal 500 and Chambers. Expert solicitors at representing clients charged or accused of Corporate Manslaughter.

Accidents in the workplace that result in a fatality can, in certain circumstances result in a criminal prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. A prosecution under this Act is made against an organisation, such as a Limited Company and can result in financial penalties ranging from £180,000 up to £20 million. The Court also has power to make ancillary orders including Remedial Orders and Publicity Orders.

An investigation of Corporate Manslaughter will assess the involvement of Company Directors, Senior Managers, the Health and Safety Policies and work-based practices to assess whether failings by the company contributed towards the death.

This offence only relates to corporate liability and does not apply to Company Directors or Senior Managers working within the company or organisation. The focus of this prosecution is on the corporate body itself, rather than individuals. However, if during the investigation, an individual is found to have been grossly negligent, they could also face prosecution for separate health and safety offences, or Gross Negligence Manslaughter.

The Police will head the investigation in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to establish whether a case for Corporate Manslaughter is present. In certain circumstances, the police can arrest suspects as part of their investigation or may call key individuals to attend a Voluntary Police Interview under Caution. The Health and Safety Executive has the powers of entry and will also have specialist industry knowledge at their disposal.

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Chambers Top Ranked Law Firm

Our law firm is ranked amongst the top tier of law firms in the United Kingdom with a top ranking in the category of Crime (which includes Driving Offence), the highest ranking that can achieved in the Chambers Guide.

Legal 500 Leading Firm

The Legal 500 guide describes Kang & Co Solicitors as being “well adept at tailoring its resources to an individual case and investing heavily for the client. Legal advice is honest and the team always takes into consideration the views of the client.”

What Is Corporate Manslaughter?

It is a Criminal Prosecution which only applies to certain organisations, as defined within the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. A prosecution is brought by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) against private bodies such as limited companies and partnerships. Public bodies such as local authorities and NHS Trusts can also face prosecution, along with specified government departments and police forces. Individuals cannot be prosecuted for this offence, whether as an accessory or otherwise. A prosecution can be brought if there is evidence of a ‘gross breach’ of a relevant duty of care.

Best Rated Solicitors and Barristers to deal with Corporate Manslaughter charges. We have offices across the UK in Birmingham, London and Milton Keynes.

How We Can Assist

A regulatory prosecution involving a fatality is serious, and expert legal advice should be sought as soon as possible. Call our experienced Health and Safety Lawyers on 0330 818 9847 or complete our Contact Form for further details on the cost of legal representation and how we can assist.

Whether legal representation is required at a PACE Interview Under Caution or representation at Court, our lawyers have the legal skill and expertise to provide guidance, advice and reassurance so that our clients obtain the best possible outcome.

We have advised and represented organisations with:

 

  • PACE Interviews Under Caution
  • Enforcement Notices
  • Communicating with the Police / Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • On Site Investigations
  • Dealing with Media Coverage
  • Disclosure Requests
  • Representation at Inquests
  • Representation at Court

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The Offence of Corporate Manslaughter

The offence is contained within Section 1 of the Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which states as follows:

S.1(1) An organisation to which this section applies is guilty of an offence if the way in which its activities are managed or organised—

  1. causes a person’s death, and
  2. amounts to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed by the organisation to the deceased.

S.1(3) An organisation is guilty of an offence under this section only if the way in which its activities are managed or organised by its senior management is a substantial element in the breach referred to in subsection (1).

Therefore, for an organisation to be found guilty of this offence, if the way in which the organisations activities are managed caused a person’s death and there was a gross breach of a duty of care.

Elements of the Offence

For the prosecution to secure a conviction, it will need to prove the following:

  1. the defendant is a qualifying organisation;
  2. the organisation owed a relevant duty of care to the deceased;
  3. there was a gross breach of that duty by the organisation;
  4. the way in which its activities were managed or organised by its senior management was a substantial element in the breach; and
  5. the gross breach of the organisation’s duty caused or contributed towards the death

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 Our Agreed Fees for Private Crime cases start from;

£2,800 + VAT

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Our Offices

Birmingham Head Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 1BD

London Office

330 High Holborn
London
WC2A 1HL

Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BP

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