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Nonnegligent/voluntary manslaughter

Aug 12 2016
  • Samanta MitchelSamanta Mitchel
  • Samanta MitchelSamanta Mitchel
  • Samanta MitchelSamanta Mitchel

Gordon and Thompson Solicitors are organising a seminar to discuss the possible review of the non-negligent / voluntary manslaughter. Manslaughter conviction have been said to be too legally uncertain.

Generally, gross negligence manslaughter was a common law offence now abolished under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (R v Cornish [2015] EWHC 2967 (QB)).

The Prosecution has a duty to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the Defendant owed a duty of care to the victim and that the Defendant breached that duty.  The Prosecution has to prove that the defendant’s gross negligence is a substantial cause of the victim’s death (R v Adomako [1994] UKHL 6 and R v Misra [2004] EWCA Crim 2375).

If you are charged with gross negligence manslaughter, our criminal defence lawyers are here to help. Contact us for a free consultation today.

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