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Corporate culpable homicide: Transco plc v HM Advocate

By James Chalmers


This article considers the decision of the High Court of Justiciary in Transco plc v HM Advocate, the first Scottish case to fully consider the potential criminal liability of corporations for culpable homicide. It considers the future prospects for such charges being successfully brought either within the existing legal framework, or after legislative reform

Topics: corporate manslaughter, corporate killing, homicide, health and safety
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Year: 2004
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