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GROSS NEGLIENCE MANSLAUGTHER


How gross negligence manslaughter investigations start?

These cases of course begin with an unintended death or deaths. When the police, the Health and Safety Executive or other regulator initially assesses the circumstances, a criminal investigation may begin where it appears that mistakes were made by people with a duty to help. This could include managers, health professionals, or anyone who had a duty of care to the deceased (duty of care means a duty to look after the person). The person with a duty of care will be treated as a suspect once there is a criminal investigation and should obtain specialist legal advice immediately.

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