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(Defendant Name) may be able to claim the defence of insanity. The criteria for this defence is set by case law;
M'Naughten rules states that at the time of committing the act, "the party accused was labouring under such a
defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as…

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(Defendant Name) may attempt to use the defence of consent. For this defence to succeed, the consent must be
both valid and informed. For consent to be valid, the victim must be deemed to have the capacity to consent.
Children and those suffering from mental illness are not able…

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