6 April 2008 – Corporate Manslaughter was brought into law.
Corporate Homicide Act 2007 merged with Corporate Manslaughter Act.
A senior individual of the company has to be responsible for the decision involving a death (known as the identification principle).
The following needs to be proved:
The Highways Authority has a duty to maintain roads – section 41 Highways Act 1980 – the failure to do so does not give rise to a duty of care to a motorist in negligence.