Topic: Serious sexual offences
What are the recent changes to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.
Here’s another interesting case concerning that complicated area of advising clients convicted of historic sex offences and the likely sentence they’ll receive today.
The Court of Appeal recently considered the case of R v Limon  EWCA Crim 39 which presented a raft of interesting legal points.
Can consent to sexual activity be given in advance? Will “advance consent” be a defence for sexual activity with a person who is asleep or unconscious?
Sexual offences against a person with a mental disorder: at what point will a “mental disorder” mean a person lacks capacity to consent to sexual activity? Where do we draw the line? And how will incapacity be proved?
In December 2016 John Burton, Q.C. was instructed by solicitors in private practice to represent the defendant in the case of R v E, where a father was accused of committing serious sexual offences, including rape, against three of his own children.
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