Section 20

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What does maliciously mean?

Intent to kill

Recklessly (Cunningham) - Not what lay people would expect

What does "grevious" mean?

Serious - (Smith/Saunders)

What is the max sentence?


What does inflict mean?

Cause (Burstow)

Why has this word caused confusion?

It implies physical contact

Do the actus reus and mens rea correspond?

NO - D did not foresee serius injury just some harm (Parmenter)


Draft Bill 1998

Clause 2 recklessly causing serious injury replaces S.20…


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