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Evaluation of the law on murder and voluntary manslaughter
The law on murder and its specific defences has been severely criticised. In 2006, the Law
Commission published a report, `Murder, Manslaughter and Infanticide' detailing its
weaknesses and suggested reforms.

A major weakness of the law on murder is the lack…

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proven guilty. Also, there are still confusions as to what `substantial' means. In Lloyd, the
court said it does not mean `total' nor does it mean `minimum' but how do a jury decide
this?

The new law abolished provocation and replaced it with loss of control. Provocation was
often criticised…

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