Manslaughter involves the death of another person and is therefore a very serious matter. It is a less serious offence than murder, but is still one of the most serious offences under UK law, and may well involve a lengthy sentence of imprisonment. imprisonment.
There are different types of manslaughter, including voluntary manslaughter; involuntary manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter.
If you find yourself being investigated or questioned about any of these offences, you will need the advice and assistance of an experienced lawyer. We can quickly find for you a Barrister with the know how and expertise to provide you with clear advice at every stage of the process. It is also important to say something about the relatively new offence of corporate manslaughter. This is an offence under section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. Where the way in which an organisation manages or organises its activities causes a person’s death, then that organisation can be found liable for corporate manslaughter. An offence will only be committed where the organisation’s conduct amounts to a gross breach of the duty of care it owes to the deceased.
The law in this area is complex and if you are facing an investigation in to, or have been charged with one of these offences we can help. Direct Barristers will help you to take back control of the situation and will help you identify the right Barrister for your case.