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#Kate Roxburgh

Is ‘posting annoying tweets’ a criminal offence? The impact of R v Scottow

The recent High Court decision stressed that the Article 10 right to freedom of speech includes the right to cause offence.

Is ‘advance consent to sexual activity’ a defence?

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?

Mental incapacity and consent to sexual activity: a case study

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?