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Unlawful Act must be
Unlawful, Dangerous, must cause death, Defendant must have mens rea for the act
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Lamb
Unlawful Act must be a criminal act - Didn't AIUV so no UAM
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Church
A sober and reasonable person must foresee a risk of some harm
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M and M
Only have to foresee some harm
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Mithcell
Foreseeable some harm would be done to some person, you do not have to know who the harm would come to
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R v Carey
Tthe unlawful and dangerous act is not required to be the sole cause of death, so long as not a trivial cause
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Dawson
The harm foreseen must be physical harm, common assault is not dangerous enough for manslaughter
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Goodfellow
The harm can be aimed at property if a sober and reasonable person would foresee this leading to harm to someone
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Corion Auguiste
D's act was the direct and substantial cause to the victims death
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Kennedy
Supplying the drugs did not harm him physically, the victim took the decision to inject the drugs
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Shohid
Initial attack was significantly serious of the cause of death but does not have to be the only cause
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AG's Ref No.4 of 1980
Defendant can be convicted even if it cannot be shown which act from a series of previous events caused the death.
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Newbury v Jones
Ordinary and sober person must see a risk of some harm
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Adomako
1) Duty of care lies with D for the C 2)A breach of duty that caused death 3) Gross negligence is such to be considered criminal by a jury
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Donoghue v Stevenson
Must avoid acts or omissions you see to harm your neighbour. A neighbour is someone who is so closely and directly affected your actions you must consider them
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Litchfield
Owe a duty of care to your staff as it is a contractual duty
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Wacker
A duty is owed under GNM with someone you are compliant in a crime with
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Evans
A duty of care is a matter of law and for the judge only to consider
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Finlay
D's conduct did not show such disregard for the life and safety of others to amount to GNM
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Edwards
1) Did D ignore an obvious and serious danger or 2) Did the D see an obvious and serious danger and decide to take the risk?
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AG's REf No.2 CA
Mens Rea
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