Dawkins v Lord Rokeby

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtExchequer
Date1865
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67 cases
  • Stanton and Another v Callaghan and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 8 July 1998
    ...a witness upon evidence given before any court or tribunal constituted according to law". Kelly CB in Dawkins v Lord Rokeby [1873] LR 8 QB 255, at 265. "As to the immunity of a witness for evidence given in a Court of justice, it is too late to argue that as if it were doubtful. B......
  • Mahon and Another v Rahn and Others (No 2)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 8 June 2000
    ...in Addis v Crocker or Lincoln v Daniels. Indeed, as Lord Fraser reminded us ([1979] 1 WLR 376 at p 386), in Dawkins v Lord Rokeby (1873) LR 8 QB 255 (affirmed by the House of Lords in (1875) LR 7 HL 744) the military court of inquiry had no power to administer an oath and sat in private, (a......
  • Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.3)
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division
    • 27 January 2003
    ...claimants. It is submitted that that condition is not satisfied because the witness immunity rule as described in Dawkins v Lord Rokeby (1873) LR 8 QB 255 exempts a party or a witness from any action for anything said or done, although falsely or maliciously and without reasonable or probab......
  • R (Howard) v Official Receiver
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 28 June 2013
    ...an authorised inquiry which, though not before a court of justice, is before a tribunal which has similar attributes. In the case of Dawkins v Lord Rokeby, L.R. 8 Q.B. 255 the doctrine was extended to a military court of inquiry. It was so extended on the ground that the case was one of au......
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3 books & journal articles
  • Subject Index
    • United Kingdom
    • International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The Nbr. 12-4, November 2008
    • 1 November 2008
    .... . . . . . . 147Daubert v Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc.125 LEd 2d 469(1993) . . . . . . . . . . . .39, 40, 47Dawkins vLord Rokeby (1873)LR 8 QB255 . . 104Dawkins vLord Rokeby (1875)LR 7 HL744 . . 101Delalić(‘Čelebići’) (Case No. IT-96-21) (Decisionon Prosecution Motion for Admission of ......
  • Should advocates' immunity continue?
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 28 Nbr. 1, April - April 2004
    • 1 April 2004
    ...v The Queen (1993) 177 CLR 574, 581-3 (Deane and Dawson JJ), following R v Skinner (1772) Lofft 54; 98 ER 529; Dawkins v Lord Rokeby (1873) LR 8 QB 255. The proposition is, however, qualified by a number of exceptions related to substantive administration of justice offences such as perjury......
  • Legal Remedies for the Negligent Expert
    • United Kingdom
    • International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The Nbr. 12-2, April 2008
    • 1 April 2008
    ...Hodgkinson and James, above n. 18 at 407. This book went topress shortly after Meadow (CA) (ibid.at viii).47 Dawkins vLord Rokeby (1873) LR 8 QB 255 at 264, Kelly CB, approved in Darker vChief Constable of theWest Midlands Police [2001] 1 AC 435 at 464, per Lord Hutton. In Meadow (CA) at [1......

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