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This article examines the relationship between the criminal and civil liability for unlawful corporate conduct.Where there is a crime of gross negligence there is inevitably a civil wrong of negligence, and the Civil Evidence Act 1968 allows for the criminal conviction to be used as evidence in the civil proceedings. This article examines the current developmental state of the law and argues that the Civil Evidence Act mechanism is probably underused because corporate crime is under-prosecuted.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1997 Sweet and Maxwell Limited and Gary Slapper|
|Keywords:||corporate crime; civil liability; litigation; Civil Evidence Act; corporate liability; criminal liability; directors liabilities; health and safety at work; manslaughter|
|Academic Unit/School:||Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
|Depositing User:||Gary Slapper|
|Date Deposited:||07 Apr 2010 11:44|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2016 11:43|
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