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New guidelines expected to increase prison sentence lengths for gross negligence manslaughter
May 29, 2019

New guidelines expected to increase prison sentence lengths for gross negligence manslaughter

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For the first time, specific sentencing guidelines have been published for English and Welsh courts dealing with cases of unlawful act manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, manslaughter by reason of loss of control and manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. The guidelines will be used for sentences imposed from 1 November 2018, but are retrospective in…

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