Attorney General’s reference no.2 of 1999 [2000] IRLR 417 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Court of Appeal upholds manslaughter restrictions

    1 May 2000

    The Court of Appeal has refused to move away from the principle of identification which restricts the prosecution of companies for manslaughter. Ruling that the law is clear from consistent application in previous cases, the Court of Appeal dismissed the prosecution's appeal against the trial judge's refusal to allow charges of corporate manslaughter against Great Western Trains arising from the Southall rail crash in September 1997.