Jury Decides Manslaughter Case

A recent jury trial dealt with the legal concepts governing the offence of manslaughter. The accused observed a man across the street being forcibly put out of a restaurant. The man was angry and agitated; he wanted to re-enter the establishment. He was shouting and...

Unforeseen Consequences Of Violence

Reading of the sad case of the apparently exemplary father who is behind bars pending a determination of the charges he will face for striking his daughter who subsequently died it is worth noting that to be guilty of manslaughter one needn’t intend to cause...

Assault And Its Consequences

Many people are surprised to learn that a person who commits an assault is criminally responsible for unintended injuries resulting from the assault. To the surprise of some criminal lawyers our Supreme Court decided that when force is unlawfully applied and bodily...