Hi I was wondering if anyone can help with answering the question critically evaluate the impact that r v kennedy in 20007 has on the law relating to caustaion I have read the cases relating to this like R v Dais, the other kennedy cases and R v Brugess and Bryam, R v Cato, R v Finaly ect and I read them twice, I think I am reading the wrong parts because I am looking at the judgements the make sense but each one I just don't get how it links to causation.
I started my essay but I think I am muddling up the points because the causal link isn't there so my essay wont be answering the question. Any help would be really useful rn.
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Causation agrument in R v Kennedy No2 help !! watch
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- 23-10-2017 09:55
- 26-10-2017 17:02
So in Cato the question was did the voluntary act of self-administration break the chain of causation. It was held that a defendant could be potentially liable for manslaughter if (i) committed an unlawful act. (ii) this act was a criminal offence (iii) the act was a significant cause of the victim's death. However, bear in mind the literal rule of statutory interpretation in regard to Sec 23 of the offences against the person act 1861 about the self-administration of a noxious thing. Kennedy 2 is the authority case where the question about the act of self-administration breaking the chain held in Cato is revisited. A little bit cryptic, I know, but it all revolves around did Cato get it right in regard to Sec 23 of the offences against act.