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so i have my AS exam tommrow for law
confused about the 'but for' rule
also how do you know whether to use criminal law or civil law?and which case and 'but for' rule to use
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The 'but-for' rule is the way a defendant is only guilty if the consequence would not have happened but-for the defendants act or conduct.

Case Examples:

Pagett 1983
In this case the defendant used his pregnant girlfriend as a human shield when being shot at by armed police. He was convicted of manslaughter because she would not have died but-for him using her as a human shield. So the armed police were not at fault.

White 1910
This is the opposite of the but-for rule. The defendant put cyanide in his mothers drink intending to kill her. Before she drank it she died of a heart attack. The defendant was found not guilty of murder but was found guilty of attempted murder.
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The 'but-for' rule is the way a defendant is only guilty if the consequence would not have happened but-for the defendants act or conduct.

Case Examples:

Pagett 1983
In this case the defendant used his pregnant girlfriend as a human shield when being shot at by armed police. He was convicted of manslaughter because she would not have died but-for him using her as a human shield. So the armed police were not at fault.

White 1910
This is the opposite of the but-for rule. The defendant put cyanide in his mothers drink intending to kill her. Before she drank it she died of a heart attack. The defendant was found not guilty of murder but was found guilty of attempted murder.




Hi guy I'm self teaching myself As law I want to ask if for As law for the exams do I need to learn ALL topics on Law Making ( parliamentary law making, delegated Leg etc)and legal system( The civil courts and other forms of ADR, The legal profession etc) Do we need to cover all the topics in depth or can I just choose 2 topics from each for example law making I can focus on parliamentary law making and delegated leg and for legal system I can focus on the civil court and other forms of ADR and the legal profession please help me I need help thanks everyone in advance
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The defendant can only be guilty if the consequences would not have happened “but for his/her” act. For example, in the Pagett case, the victim would not have died ‘but for’ the defendants actions (using her as a human shield).

Obviously when answering go into more detail. Hope this helps!
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The defendant can only be guilty if the consequences would not have happened “but for his/her” act. For example, in the Pagett case, the victim would not have died ‘but for’ the defendants actions (using her as a human shield).

Obviously when answering go into more detail. Hope this helps!



Hi do you do As Law? because i would like to ask you some questions that i need hhelp with, if you do please let me know thanks in advance
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