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Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016

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Section 23 – Offences by bodies corporate etc.

66.Section 23 applies where the publication offence in section 22(5) is committed by bodies such as companies, partnerships and unincorporated associations (e.g. a club). This provision allows for natural persons who have an element of control over such bodies (e.g. a director or partner (as set out in subsection (3)) also to be held criminally liable and to be punished accordingly.

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