Keeping Up Is Hard to Do:
A Trial Judge’s Reading Blog

REASONS-SPECULATION

R. v. Layman, 2024 NLCA 16, May 23, 2024. FACTS: The accused was acquitted of the offence of sexual assault. The evidence presented at the trial was summarized by the

CO-PRINCIPAL LIABILITY, MANSLAUGHTER

R. v. LOZADA, 2024 SCC 18, MAY 17, 2024. FACTS: The two accused were convicted of the offence of manslaughter.  The Supreme Court described the circumstances involved in the following

NON-FATAL STRANGULATION AND SUFFOCATION OFFENCES

On May 15, 2024, the Sentencing Council for England and Wales published a consultation paper entitled Non-fatal strangulation and suffocation offences. The Sentencing Council is seeking “views from as many

REFORMING SENTENCE DEFERRALS IN VICTORIA

In its report, Reforming Sentence Deferrals in Victoria, May 2024, the Sentencing Advisory Council examined “sentence deferrals” in Victoria since various legislative changes to the order were made in 2012.