Dawkins v Lord Rokeby

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Date1865
Year1865
CourtExchequer
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71 cases
  • EM v The Attorney-General
    • New Zealand
    • High Court
    • 2 February 2024
    ...will lie against a witness for words spoken in giving evidence in a court even if the evidence is falsely and maliciously given (see Dawkins v Lord Rokeby (1873) LR 8 QB 255, Watson v M'Ewan [1905] AC 480). If a witness gives false evidence he may be prosecuted if the crime of perjury has ......
  • Sudhana Singh v Governing Body of Moorlands Primary School and Another
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 25 July 2013
    ...to articles of the peace exhibited to justices. An "action on the case" was, of course, an action in tort. As Kelly CB put it in Dawkins v Lord Rokeby (1873) LR 8 QB 255, 263: "The authorities are clear, uniform and conclusive, that no action of libel or slander lies, whether against judges......
  • Crawford Adjusters (Cayman) Ltd v Sagicor General Insurance (Cayman) Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Privy Council
    • 13 June 2013
    ...them in the ordinary course of the proceedings were said or done falsely and maliciously and without reasonable and probable cause: Dawkins v Lord Rokeby (1873) LR 8 QB 255, 264, per Kelly CB. The immunity extends also to claims made against witnesses for things said or done by them in the ......
  • Crawford et Al v Financial Institutions Services Ltd (No. 2)
    • United Kingdom
    • Privy Council
    • 19 June 2003
    ... ... Present at the hearing: - ... Lord Bingham of Cornhill ... Lord Hutton ... Lord Rodger of Earlsferry ... Lord Walker of ... ...
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3 books & journal articles
  • Subject Index
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The No. 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 No. 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
    • Sage International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The No. 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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