Following a fatality, can directors and senior managers be prosecuted under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007?

No, individuals cannot be prosecuted under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, although they can be prosecuted for common law manslaughter by gross negligence. Fatality investigations focusing on management failures in organisations may also result in prosecutions involving individuals (particularly directors and managers) under the statutory provisions within the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.