Johnson v Youden

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Date1950
Year1950
CourtDivisional Court
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98 cases
  • R v Churchill (No 2)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Criminal Appeal
    • 21 March 1966
    ...which deal with the position of those charged with aiding and abetting the commission of an absolute statutory offence and he quotes Johnson v. Youden, 1950 1 K.B.D. page 544; and attempting to commit such an offence or doing an act preparatory to the commission of an offence, and he quotes......
  • Attorney General's Reference (No. 1 of 1995); R v B; R v F
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 23 January 1996
    ...no idea it was an offence to carry on that business without authorisation from the Bank". 20 Mr Worsley relies upon dicta in two cases. Johnson v Youden [1950] 1 KB 544 (DC) was a case concerned with aiding and abetting. At page 546 Lord Goddard CJ said: "If a person knows all the facts and......
  • R v Churchill (No 2)
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 1 February 1967
    ...31On this point the law is, in my opinion, the same for conspiracy as for aiding and abetting, as to which Lord Goddard, C.J., said in Johnson v. Youden [1950] 1 K.B. 544 at pages 546–7: "Before a person can be convicted of aiding and abetting the commission of an offence, he must at least......
  • R v Maxwell (Note)
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 19 October 1978
    ...the commission of a crime which he did not know was to be committed. 14In this connection he relied on Lord Goddard's observations in Johnson v. Youden [1950] 1 KB 544. In that case three partners in a firm of solicitors were charged with aiding and abetting the sale of a house at above th......
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2 firm's commentaries
  • Secondary Liability In The Criminal Law
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    • 24 June 2011
    ...to cause the commission of the offence. D's State Of Mind In Relation To The Commission Of The Offence By P In Johnson v. Youden [1950] 1 K.B. 544, Lord Goddard C.J. said: "Before a person can be convicted of aiding and abetting the commission of an offence he must at least know the essenti......
  • Parliamentary Intervention On Joint Enterprise Murder
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    • 3 May 2012
    ...can only be found guilty of murder if he had knowledge or belief that the perpetrator would commit the offence (See Johnson and Youden [1950] 1 K.B. 544). Recent Court of Appeal judgments are inconsistent with this authority and appear to dilute the knowledge element in accessorial liabilit......
5 books & journal articles
  • Ignorance of the Law as a Defence to Rape: The Destruction of a Maxim
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 76-4, August 2012
    • 1 August 2012
    ...his wife. Prior to the incident, the accused hadencouraged the others to have sex with his wife and informed them that1Johnson vYouden [1950] 1 KB 544 at 546.2Churchill vWalton [1967 AC 224 at 236–7; Giorgianni vR (1985) 156 CLR 473 at506; Yorke v Lucas (1985) 158 CLR 661 at 667, 676.3R v T......
  • The Future of Joint-up Thinking
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 79-3, June 2015
    • 1 June 2015
    ...J. Chitty, A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law, vol. 1, 2nd edn (Samuel Brooke: London, 1826) 255a, 258.20. Johnson vYouden [1950] 1 KB 544, 546, 547.21. Law Commission, Codification of the Criminal Law: General Principles. Parties, Complicity and Liability for the Acts ofAnother. Work......
  • Table of Cases
    • Nigeria
    • DSC Publications Online Sasegbon's Laws of Nigeria. Volume 7: Part I Preliminary sections
    • 29 June 2016
    ...v. R. (1961) 1 W.L.R. 1478……….................................................................................…..65 Johnson v. Youden (1950) 1 K.B. 544..........................................................................…………….51 Jona Dawa v. The State (1980) 8-11 S.C. 236……..................
  • The liability of accessories under statute, in equity, and in criminal law: some common problems and (perhaps) common solutions.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 34 No. 1, April 2010
    • 1 April 2010
    ...from joint enterprises are discussed by Simester, above n 16, especially at 598600. (28) [1988]AC 1013, 1059. (29) See Johnson v Youden [1950] 1 KB 544, 546 (Lord Goddard CJ), in the criminal law (30) See Farah (2007) 230 CLR 89, 159-61 [159]-[164] (Gleeson CJ, Gummow, Callinan, Heydon and ......
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