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Jun 27, 2018

In our second case in the area of defences, we cover the case of Scarlett, an ex-army landlord who ejects a much larger customer from his premises. Obviously, something goes wrong and the defendant is charged with manslaughter.

The Crown Court found him guilty of the charge, but an appeal is allowed on the grounds that...


Jun 20, 2018

Easily our favourite case so far, as the Privy Council are asked to hear an appeal from a murder case originally tried in Jamaica.

If the appeal fails, the defendants face execution...

This easy to understand series is not just for those studying the Law or working in the profession but is for anyone with even a passing...


Jun 13, 2018

What better way to prepare for a closing set at a comedy club than with an impromptu examination on mens rea?

I was happily  sat in my pyjamas watching Paul Hollywood city bakes, and the Kehoe rocked up with an exam on mens rea.

This easy to understand series is not just for those studying the Law or working in the...


Jun 6, 2018

We inspect the final piece of the mens rea jigsaw, gross negligence. This medical malpractice judgement sees Lord Mackay LC set out the test for gross negligence which is still the leading case in the area today.
 
This easy to understand series is not just for those studying the Law or working in the profession but is...


Jun 1, 2018

Chris relaxes with a "Monday beer" whilst telling us of an arson on an EPIC scale. This is the leading case on recklessness and conveniently outlines the history of the subject. This episode is a must for any budding criminal law students.

This easy to understand series is not just for those studying the Law or working...