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Marital coercion


The special defence of marital coercion has a long history, though 1922 was the last time that the common law defence was used in the UK. Then Mr. Justice Darling in the case of R v Peel (1922) held that the “melancholy doctrine” that a wife can be coerced by her husband into the commission of a crime was still the law of the land whenever husband and wife are jointly indicted of a crime.

This legal doctrine was founded on the assumption that a wife would not dare to contradict her husband. Read the full story

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Cameras in court


Courts in England and Wales will be more publicly accessible than ever before when television broadcasting is introduced. Plans to overturn the ban on filming and broadcasting from law courts were unveiled as part of the Queen’s Speech and will form part of the Crime and Courts Bill. Read the full story

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