If you have been accused of either of these crimes then it is absolutely imperative that you have excellent legal representation. What you say to the police while under caution may be crucial. Call us immediately. We can help to make sure you receive the right legal advice in the police station, and throughout your case. You will need an experienced barrister, probably a QC, and you may well need a firm of solicitors as well. The clerks at 23 Essex Street can help you make sure you have the very best legal representation.
Manslaughter is the killing of another person but is less serious than murder, because a person who commits manslaughter did not intend to kill or cause serious injury. Crimes of passion and heat of the moment incidents may be tried as manslaughter rather than murder, but equally doctors or landlords may face charges of “gross negligence” manslaughter, where surgery has gone wrong, or perhaps a faulty gas appliance in a rented flat has caused death. Those suffering from mental illnesses may be more appropriately charged with manslaughter rather than murder. It is vital that you have an experienced barrister able to make sure you are facing the right charge if you are implicated in a homicide case.
Corporate manslaughter leads to a corporation being charged with the death of a person. Corporate manslaughter is a complex area of law, and recent changes to legislation mean that there are now penalties that can be applied to any organisation that is found guilty of corporate manslaughter. Make sure you receive good advice from an experienced barrister.
The difference between murder and attempted murder is that the victim will have survived the attack during an attempted murder case. Attempted murder is still treated very seriously and can carry life imprisonment.
This most grave crime must be handled by only the beast and most experienced lawyers, and at 23 Essex Street we have superb QCs and senior barristers who can offer the very best legal representation. Contact our clerks to make sure you are in safe hands.