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The Conversation: Corporate manslaughter: what is it and could it bring justice for Grenfell Tower victims?

Law 31 July 2017

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Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law, wrote an article for The Conversation defining corporate manslaughter and examining the Grenfell Tower accident, noting that if charges are brought, the case will likely fall in this category.

The article explains that any organisation convicted of corporate manslaughter would face a fine of anywhere between £180,000 and £20m (though there is no hard maximum limit). They would also be handed a publicity order, which requires them to publicise the conviction, along with certain details of the offence.

Naming the potential defendants in the case, Ioannis Glinavos added: "Advocates for the victims are likely to be looking further than that, seeking to challenge the behaviour of public authorities and political decisions about spending on improvements to social housing in London. Prosecutions of public authorities would have far-reaching political consequences.”

Read the whole article on The Conversation.

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