Consent as a defence to inflicting injury


Consent is a justificatory defence - the act is justified. There's no AR and the act isn't unlawful.

Consent is a defence to minor battery (e.g. pushing/shoving)

                    or ABH or GBH if the act is in the PUBLIC INTEREST -

Rough Horseplay - R v Jones / R v Aitken

Sport - IMPLIED consent to the risk of injury and level of contact - must be within the rules of the sport. R v Barnes - "instinctive...error in the heat of the game".                                                                         Must consider type of sport…


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