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DLA Piper

61 KATHERINE STREET, 2 SANDTON DRIVE, SANDTON 2196, SOUTH AFRICA
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Work +27 11 302 0800
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www.dlapiper.com

Main work contacts

CategoryContact
Finance and projects Jackie Pennington, Diana Messerschmidt, Jamie MacDonald
Competition Janine Simpson
Corporate/M&A and private equity Johannes Gouws, Peter Bradshaw, Marita van der Walt, Nada van Dyk
Tax Andrew Lewis

Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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