Cases: Criminal Law

R v Donovan (John George) [1934] 2 KB 498

R v Donovan (John George) [1934] 2 KB 498 is a Criminal Law case concerning Non-Fatal Offences. Facts: The defendant argued that the victim agreed to meet him knowing about  his intentions, and she gave indications that she was consenting throughout. Hence, the defendant, in order to gratify a perverted sexual passion, decided to beat…

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R v Taylor (Mark Richard) [2009] EWCA Crim 544

R v Taylor (Mark Richard) [2009] EWCA Crim 544 is a Criminal Law case concerning Non-Fatal Offences. Facts: The defendant stabbed the victim. However, no evidence was found to prove that the defendant caused GBH. Issue: The main issue in R v Taylor (Mark Richard) [2009] EWCA Crim 544 is: Could the defendant be guilty…

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R v Saik [2006] UKHL 18

R v Saik [2006] UKHL 18 is a Criminal Law case concerning Mens Rea. Facts: The defendanthad operated a currency exchange office in London. Therefore, the case against him was that in the course of his business he converted a substantial amount of pounds sterling provided by others in the form of cash into foreign…

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R v Roberts [1971] 56 Cr App R 95

R v Roberts [1971] 56 Cr App R 95 is a Criminal Law case, concerning Actus Reus. Facts: The defendant made unwanted sexual advances to the victim (V) when they were traveling in his car. In addition, he told her of his sexual exploits and of how he had used force on women in the…

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R v Jewell (Darren) [2014] EWCA Crim 414

R v Jewell (Darren) [2014] EWCA Crim 414 is a Criminal Law case concerning Homocide Offences. Facts: The defendant killed the victim, a workmate, as a result of perceived intimidation by the victim. However, the defendant argued that he was unable to sleep in the preceding days. The defendant explained that over the preceding fortnight…

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