Health and Safety Law Breakfast Briefing: Corporate Manslaughter Update: Steering Clear of the Pitfalls

23 October 2014

Corporate Manslaughter Update: Steering Clear of the Pitfalls

Thursday 23rd October 2014, from 8am-10am, The Assembly Room, Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast.

This breakfast briefing will focus on how the police will approach an investigation for corporate manslaughter following a fatal accident at work.

One area of exposure for companies is driving for work, which includes driving to meetings and on other company business.  With a marked increase in road deaths in Northern Ireland in 2014, Ian Kennedy will bring his practical experience as a former road policing inspector to demonstrate how the police may approach a corporate manslaughter investigation.

Ashleigh Birkett will provide an update on recent corporate manslaughter prosecutions and the emerging trends that you should be aware of.


Ian Kennedy, Road Safety Consultant.

Ian Kennedy is a retired road policing inspector from PSNI who was regarded as the most experienced road death senior investigating officer in the police service.  He has investigated some of the most serious road death incidents and had a 100% conviction rate in the Crown Courts for cases of dangerous driving causing death. On retirement he continued to work for the police in developing the road death investigation team providing review, mentoring and training and is currently involved in providing training on behalf of the Ministry of Interior in Qatar to their collision investigators.  He has also carried out legislative and policy work, including training for senior traffic police in Uzbekistan as part of an EU Project. He has his own business which provides consultation on policy and codes of conduct, and training services to companies in respect of Occupational Road Risk Management and the provision of Management of Road Risk (MORR) training and has completed work on road risk in Germany.

Ashleigh Birkett, Associate in the Health and Safety Team at Carson McDowell.

Since her qualification in 2005, Ashleigh has specialised in health and safety law and compliance and presents regularly on a range of health and safety related topics. For more information about Ashleigh, please click here .

Who Should Attend?

The briefing will be of interest to directors and senior managers, HR and health and safety managers and fleet managers.

How to Register

If you would like to attend please contact Stephen Maguire by email at [email protected] or by phone on 028 90 348 815, before 5pm on Friday 17th October 2014.

To download the flier for this event please click here.