R v Tunstill

The Court held that Section 1(1) of the Infanticide Act 1938 does not require the consequences of giving birth to be the sole cause of a disturbance of the mind, provided they are an operating…

R v TL

There can be an abuse of process through entrapment by non-state actors, but such an abuse of process argument succeeding will be rare indeed. Mr L was charged with attempting to meet a child…

R v Pogmore

The offence of blackmail can be committed by sending a demand whilst outside of England and Wales. This was an appeal against a terminatory ruling. The respondent was a commercial balloon pilot for a…

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD and another

Duty on police to investigate Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights imposes an operational duty on police officers to conduct proper investigations into allegations of ill-treatment.Between 2003 and 2008, John Worboys,…

Oraki v DPP

Self-defence, or defence of another, is available as a defence to a charge of obstructing a police officer under s.89(2) of the Police Act 1996. The appellant was convicted of obstructing a police officer….

Lauri Love v The Government of the United States of America & Liberty

The High Court has ruled that Mr Love should not be extradited to the US to face charges as it would be “oppressive” for him to be tried in the US, but not the UK.

Loake v CPS

The defence of insanity is available on a charge of harassment contrary to Section 2(1) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. L was convicted of harassment contrary to Section 2 of the Protection…

R v RJ

When considering how to adduce apparently similar evidence, care is needed in deciding on what basis the evidence should be admitted or excluded. The appellant was convicted of conspiracy to import cannabis and was…

Lewis & Anor, R v

A terminatory ruling in a murder case was upheld, despite highly suspicious circumstantial evidence, where there were too many possible inferences from the circumstantial evidence for a jury to safely convict. This appeal was…

Ivey v Genting Casinos

The test for ‘Dishonesty’ as established by R v Ghosh [1982] QB 1053 is modified by the Supreme Court. At first instance, Mr Ivey brought a civil claim against Genting Casinos after a refusal…


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