With Tom Stocker
On 31 July 2006, Gillian Beckingham, the Senior Architect at Barrow-in-Furness Council was acquitted of manslaughter in relation to the deaths of seven people from legionnaires’ disease. However, while the court was deliberating on whether Ms Beckingham was criminally responsible for those deaths, the Government laid legislation before Parliament to make it easier to prosecute corporations for work related deaths.