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    Yeah. If the impairment is not substantial and did not lead the person in question to commit the offence, then it's no defence.
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    (Original post by jb9390)
    Yeah. If the impairment is not substantial and did not lead the person in question to commit the offence, then it's no defence.
    So the test is as follows?
    - Abnormality of mental functioning.
    - Recognised medical condition
    - Substantially impairs D's ability to do 1 of three things.
    - Caused D to kill V.

    Does both factual and legal causation need to be applied?
 
 
 
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