Corporate Manslaughter and Personal Injury in the Maritime Context

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 comes into force on 6th April 2008 and will apply to all body corporates.

A conviction under the Act as a result of gross negligence of senior management can lead to unlimited fines, publicity and remedial orders. The Act applies to UK flag Vessels and all Vessels in UK waters.

This seminar will examine the scope of the Act, the threshold for a conviction, the effect of such proceedings upon insurance and limitation and personal injury claims. It will also contrast these issues with the US experience to put the Act into context.

Chair:The Right. Hon. Sir Anthony Clarke MR
Panellists:Nicholas Purnell QC – Cloth Fair Chambers
Maria Pittordis - Hill Dickinson
Rhys Clift – Hill Dickinson
Christopher Brown – Thomas Miller
John Keller - Keller Bolz (Florida)
Venue:Hill Dickinson
CPD Points:2