The House considered whether the long established rule of the criminal law presuming that a child did not have a guilty mind should be set aside. Held: Doli incapax, the presumption of a child’s lack of mens rea, is still effective and good law, but a child is not capable at law without the requisite … Continue reading C (A Minor) v Director of Public Prosecutions: HL 17 Mar 1995
MEP’s are susceptible to prosecution. The National courts do have jurisdiction. Citations: Gazette 20-Jan-1993 Statutes: Supreme Court Act 1981 29(3) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Appeal from – Regina v Manchester Crown Court and Ashton and Others, ex parte Director of Public Prosecutions HL 7-May-1993 A Crown Court decision to stay an indictment for … Continue reading Regina v Manchester Crown Court ex parte Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 20 Jan 1993
A Crown Court decision to stay an indictment for lack of jurisdiction, was not susceptible to Judicial Review. This was a ‘decision affecting conduct of trial’. The House considered the meaning of the phrase ‘other than its jurisdiction in matters . .