Bullard v The Queen

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Judgment Date1957
CourtPrivy Council
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176 cases
  • R v Coutts (Graham James)
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 19 July 2006
    ...House in Mancini v DPP [1942] AC 1, 7-8. It was again cited with approval by Lord Tucker, giving the reasons of the Privy Council in Bullard v The Queen [1957] AC 635, 642, who held that it had "long been settled law that if on the evidence, whether of the prosecution or of the defence, th......
  • R v Cambridge
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 14 February 1994
    ...jury on the evidence in this case. 14 The line of authority goes back to Hopper (1915) 2 KB 431, Mancini v DPP (1942) 28 Cr App R 65, and Bullard (1957) 42 Cr App R 1. In Porrit (1961) 45 Cr App R 65, this court approved a passage from the opinion of the Privy Council in Bullard, delivered ......
  • R v Rossiter
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • Invalid date
  • Leslie Moodie v R
    • Jamaica
    • Court of Appeal (Jamaica)
    • 31 July 2015
    ...a clear duty to leave provocation to the jury, irrespective of whether or not it has been relied on or raised at all by the defence (see Bullard v R [1957] AC 635, 642). However, we would observe that, on appeal against a conviction, counsel's failure to do so is not an entirely irrelevant ......
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7 books & journal articles
  • Descent into Murder: Provocation's Stricture—The Prognosis for Women Who Kill Men Who Abuse Them
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 71-4, August 2007
    • 1 August 2007
    ...Fazal Mohammed v The State [1990] 2 AC 320 at332.) There must be some evidence, but of what strength? In Bullard v R[1961] 3 All ER 470n, [1957] AC 635 the phrase used was, ‘any evidence. . . fit to be left to a jury’. It is true that in DPP v Camplin Lord Diplock usedthe phrase ‘however sl......
  • Codifying the Law on Evidential Burdens
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 72-4, August 2008
    • 1 August 2008
    ...example, evidence adducedby the prosecution in support of a charge of ‘murder’ may suggest a defence ofprovocation. Also see Bullard v R [1957] AC 635 at 642 and Palmer v R [1971] AC814 at 823.22 R v Lang and Deadman [2002] EWCA Crim 298 at [31], per Pitchford J.Codifying the Law on Evident......
  • Anger and Fear as Justifiable Preludes for Loss of Self-Control
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 74-3, June 2010
    • 1 June 2010
    ...judge the power to determinewhether he thinks there is any evidence from which a jury could85 R v Smith (Rocky) [2009] EWCA Crim 2461.86 [1957] AC 635.87 (1992) 95 Cr App R 326.88 [2003] EWCA Crim 3486.Anger and Fear as Justif‌iable Preludes for Loss of reasonably conclude that there was lo......
  • The plea of accident in the criminal law
    • Caribbean Community
    • Caribbean Law Review No. 11-2, December 2001
    • 1 December 2001
    ...judge must leave it to the jury: Hopper [1915] 2 K.B. 431; Porritt [1961] 3 All E.R. 643; Kwaku Mensah [1946] A.C. 83 (P.C.); Bullard [1957] A.C. 635 (P.C.); Rolle [1965] 1 W.L.R. 1341 (P.C.). 41 Mancini v.D.P.P. [1941] 3 All E.R. 272, 279. 42 D had later complained to the police that V sho......
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