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Taxis Corporate Manslaughter

Much has been written about the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 since it came into force on 6th April 2008, including the potentially catastrophic financial penalties which may been imposed upon a transport operator if it is found liable under the legislation.

If you are running a fleet of taxis, private hire vehicles or small PSVs, then it is likely that at some point in the business’s future that you or someone driving for you will be involved in a traffic accident. Not surprisingly the best time for your business to act to ensure that your systems and records are complete and fit for purpose is long before such an accident occurs,.

Managing the immediate aftermath of a fatal accident, including obtaining urgent legal advice upon what needs to be done, can make all the difference between successfully protecting the driver and you as an operator from prosecution and the awful consequences of prosecution, potential conviction and the inevitable licence repercussions.

If you or your business is involved in an accident, call us now on 01279 818280.

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