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Legal Q&A

Vehicle contravening height restrictions.


Where a vehicle has contravened a restricted height red triangle sign, would this be prosecuted as failure to comply with an indication given by a traffic sign?

Case Law

Ruling regarding the defence of insanity.
 
R v Keal 2022 - Under the M'Naghten rules, the defence of insanity was not available to a defendant who, although he knew what he was doing was wrong, believed that he had no choice but to commit the act in question.
 

Legal Q&A

What is considered grossly offensive or indecent for a communications offence? 


I am currently researching around the section 1/section 127 communication offences for more guidance on what exactly is considered grossly offensive or indecent. 

All I can find is that they are to be given their ordinary meaning, however nothing expands on this. What exactly is grossly offensive/indecent? 

Welcome to our new look database!

We are delighted to introduce our new look database. Development has been focused to enhance user experience not only with aesthetics, but with the functionality to support it. There are many new features including an innovative search and the ability to pin content for quick access.

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Welcome to our new look database!