Two defendants appealed from convictions for murder saying that the offences had arisen from a loss of self control in situations where wives partners had committed adultery. The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Henriques , Gloster DBE  EWCA Crim 2,  3 WLR 515,  QB 1,  Crim LR 539,  … Continue reading Clinton, Regina v: CACD 17 Jan 2012
partial defence of loss of self-control Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd CJ, Coulson, Gilbart JJ  EWCA Crim 178,  WLR(D) 80,  1 WLR 3442 Bailii, WLRD Coroners and Justice Act 2009 54 55 England and Wales Crime Updated: 20 November 2021; Ref: scu.543521
Qualifying loss of self control The defendant appealed from his conviction for murder saying that, being attacked with a hammer by the now deceased, he had taken it and hit the victim with it, having lost his self control. He said that the court had not allowed that he had brought sufficient evidence of that … Continue reading Goodwin, Regina v: CACD 5 Oct 2018
The defendants appealed their respective convictions for murder, saying that they had been provoked, and that their judges had wrongly directed their juries as to what amounted to qualifying trigger under the 2009 Act, which had replaced the former . .
The defendant appealed against his convictions for murder and possession of an offensive weapon, saying that the judge had wrongly rejected his submission that there was no case to answer. . .
The claimant whose daughter, suffering Down’s Syndrome, had died while in intensive care in hospital, challenged the rejection of her argument that her daughter had been in ‘state detention’ at the time. Gross LJ, Charles J  EWHC 2990 (Admin), (2016) 180 JP 85,  1 WLR 2385,  WLR(D) 442,  COPLR 119,  … Continue reading LF, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London and Another: Admn 29 Oct 2015
Aikens LJ, Mitting J  EWHC 3055 (Admin),  1 WLR 4459,  Med LR 536,  WLR(D) 379, (2014) 135 BMLR 89 Bailii, WLRD Coroners and Justice Act 2009 Coroners Updated: 21 November 2021; Ref: scu.516454
The appellants were magazines and journalists who published, after committal proceedings, the name of a witness, a member of the security services, who had been referred to as Colonel B during the hearing. An order had been made for his name not to be disclosed during the hearing, but the court had had no power … Continue reading Attorney-General v Leveller Magazine Ltd: HL 1 Feb 1979
The Court was asked whether the respondents should be required to hold a public inquiry into a controversial series of events in 1948, when a Scots Guards patrol was alleged to shot and killed 24 unarmed civilians in a village called Batang Kali, in . .
The defendant appealed against his conviction for murder, saying that he should have been allowed to rely on a plea of diminished responsibility given the changes to section 2 of the 1957 Act introduced in 2009. He said that his alcoholism should . .
The court had previously published and then withdrawn its judgment after third parties had been able to identify those involved by pulling together media and internet reports with the judgment.
Held: The judgment case should be published in . .
The defendant appealed against his conviction for murder, saying that he should have been allowed to rely on a plea of dimished responsibillity given the changes to section 2 of the 1957 Act introduced in 2009. He said that his alcoholism should . .
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