A recent decision by the Supreme Court has revealed that the courts have been wrong interpreting the law on joint enterprise for as long as 30 years.
The court declared that the key test imposed by judges in assessing joint enterprise cases – where the accused acts inconjunction with the killer but does not strike the blow that causes the death – had been applied incorrectly.
“The correct position is that.. foresight of what the principal might do is evidence from which the jury may infer that he intended to assist or encourage to do so” Lord Neuberger the president of the supreme court said, “but it is for the jury to decide on the whole evidence where they had the necessary intent.”
This has been described by many campaigning groups and professionals within the industry as a massive change in the law.
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