Board of Trade v Owen

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtHouse of Lords
Date1956
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58 cases
  • R v Cox (Peter Stanley)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 30 November 1967
    ...the United Kingdom. 10 When the Lord Chief Justice was giving judgment in the Court of Criminal Appeal in the case of the Board of Trade v. Owen and Seth Smith, he referred to count 5 and indeed count 6 of the indictment in that case. Those counts never fell to bo considered by Their Lordsh......
  • R v Governor of Pentonville Prison, ex parte Khubchandani
    • United Kingdom
    • Divisional Court
    • 7 February 1980
    ...under English law, there can be no offence of conspiracy to commit those offences. By the authority of Board of Trade v. OwenELR [1957] A.C. 602 it is clearly established that a conspiracy to commit a crime abroad is not indictable in England unless the contemplated crime is one for which a......
  • Attorney General's Reference (No. 1 of 1982)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 30 March 1983
    ...12Thereafter she advances two separate propositions. 13Her starting point is, as it must be, the decision of the House of Lords in Board of Trade V. Owen (1957) 41 Cr. App. R. 13. That case decided that a conspiracy in England to commit a crime abroad is not indictable in England unless the......
  • R v Governor of Brixton Prison, ex parte Rush
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 8 November 1968
    ...England in relation to a foreign country. The approach on this has now been laid down by the House of Lords in Board of Trade v. OwenELR [1957] A.C. 602, and it is quite clear now that a conspiracy to commit a crime abroad is not indictable in England unless the contemplated crime is one fo......
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  • The Long Arm Of The Law: Extra-Territoriality And The Serious Crime Act 2007
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    • 3 October 2012
    ...justiciable, while a conspiracy formed within the jurisdiction to commit an offence abroad is not (see for instance Board of Trade v Owen [1957] AC 602). This latter position is, however, reversed by section 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977. Though no authority exists on the point, it may be......
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