R v Zaman

Criminal law – Manslaughter. None of the grounds raised in appeal to the appellant's convictions for manslaughter had been made out. The deceased had purchased a takeaway meal from the appellant's restaurant and died after suffering an anaphylactic shock due to peanuts being in the meal. The judge's summing up and directions to the jury at the trial could not be criticised. Moreover, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that the appellant's sentence of six years for manslaughter had been appropriate given the circumstances of the case where the appellant's negligence had been gross and his behaviour, driven by money, had been appalling.

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