Offences against the Person in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R v Hodgson
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 26 Septiembre 1967

    Where the offence or offences are in themselves grave enough to require a very long sentence. Where it appears from the nature of the offences or from the Defendant's history that he is a person of unstable character likely to commit such offences in the future, and 3. Where if the offences are committed the consequences to others may be specially injurious, as in the case of sexual offences or crimes of violence.

  • Woolmington v DPP
    • House of Lords
    • 05 Abril 1935

    Throughout the web of the English Criminal Law one golden thread is always to be seen that it is the duty of the prosecution to prove the prisoner's guilt subject to what I have already said as to the defence of insanity and subject also to any statutory exception.

  • Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Abril 1988

    In some instances the imposition of liability may lead to the exercise of a function being carried on in a detrimentally defensive frame of mind. A great deal of police time, trouble and expense might be expected to have to be put into the preparation of the defence to the action and the attendance of witnesses at the trial. The result would be a significant diversion of police manpower and attention from their most important function, that of the suppression of crime.

  • R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Doody ; R v Same, ex parte Pierson ; R v Same, ex parte Smart ; R v Same, ex parte Pegg
    • House of Lords
    • 24 Junio 1993

    Fairness will very often require that a person who may be adversely affected by the decision will have an opportunity to make representations on his own behalf either before the decision is taken with a view to producing a favourable result: or after it is taken, with a view to procuring its modification; or both.

  • R v Cooper (Sean)
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 08 Noviembre 1968

    That means that in cases of this kind the Court must in the end ask itself a subjective question, whether we are content to let the matter stand as it is, or whether there is not some lurking doubt in our minds which makes us wonder whether an injustice has been done. This is a reaction which may not be based strictly on the evidence as such; it is a reaction which can be produced by the general feel of the case as the Court experiences it.

  • R v Merriman
    • House of Lords
    • 19 Julio 1972

    But in answering the question it is important to consider what is meant by a “joint charge”. In my view, it only means that more than one person is being charged and that within certain rules of practice or convenience it is permissible for the two persons to be named in one count. The offences charged in the present case were individual charges against each of the brothers.

  • R v Donald Pendleton
    • House of Lords
    • 13 Diciembre 2001

    The Court of Appeal can make its assessment of the fresh evidence it has heard, but save in a clear case it is at a disadvantage in seeking to relate that evidence to the rest of the evidence which the jury heard. For these reasons it will usually be wise for the Court of Appeal, in a case of any difficulty, to test their own provisional view by asking whether the evidence, if given at the trial, might reasonably have affected the decision of the trial jury to convict.

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    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    Crown Court forms including the form to extend a representation order.
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    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    Forms relating to the Residential Property First-tier Tribunal.
    ... ... want the Tribunal make a banning order against a person who has been convicted of a banning ... details below of the banning order offences relied upon and date of conviction: ... ... ...
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    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    Housing and planning forms including Rent Repayment Orders and Demolition Orders.
    ... ... of the names and addresses of any such person(s). If this is not possible or is impractical, ... The offences are; violence for securing entry eviction or ... ...
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