Regina v Churchill: HL 2 Jan 1967

The defendant appealed against his conviction for the common law offence of conspiracy to commit a statutory offence. The statutory offence was an offence of strict liability.
Held: The conspirator was not guilty of the offence of conspiracy if on the facts known to him the act he agreed to do was lawful.


[1967] 2 AC 224


England and Wales


Appeal fromChurchill v Walton CA 1967
In a criminal conspiracy to evade fuel duties, the fact that the defendant had first obtained counsel’s opinion was no defence. . .

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CitedSaik, Regina v HL 3-May-2006
The defendant appealed aganst his conviction for conspiracy to engage in moneylaundering. At trial he pleaded guilty subject to a qualification that he had not known that the money was the proceeds of crime, though he may have suspected that it . .
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Updated: 07 May 2022; Ref: scu.241535