Duress of Threat Moot Help Needed ASAP!Watch
The next day Boris went to the betting office with Dolly and Spike and started a fire. The owner of the shop, Ollie, managed to escape but was severely burnt. As Boris was running away from the fire there was an explosion and he saw a child, Alex, running away from the direction of the building into the road. Boris saw that a car was coming and he ran into the road and grabbed Alex hurling him out of the path of the car. The child landed awkwardly on the path and fractured his wrist. Boris was unharmed.
Oral presentations: At Boris’ trial for inflicting grievous bodily harm on Ollie contrary to s.20 Offences against the Person Act 1861 the trial judge directed the jury that because of the effect of the case of Hasan (2005) UKHL 22, the defence of duress was not available to Boris. Boris was convicted of the s.20 offence on Ollie and now appeals against his conviction on the basis that the judge misdirected the jury.
Prepare a 5-10 minute presentation including no more than 3 authorities in support of your submission that the trial judge misdirected the jury (for the appellant)
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R v Shepherd --> it's about the nature of the organisation and the knowledge held by D.
R v Valderrana-vega --> duress may be a defence if D actly solely basedbon the threat of death/injury.
R v Cole --> committed a specific crime due to the threat of death/injury. The causal nexus.
Does anyone know if these correct to submit. Help would be much appreciated. Thanks :-)
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