McAuliffe v The Queen: 28 Jun 1995

References: (1995) 69 ALJR 621, [1995] HCA 37, (1995) 130 ALR 26, (1995) 183 CLR 108
Links: Austlii
Ratio: Austlii (High Court of Australia) Criminal Law – Murder – Complicity – Common purpose to assault victim – Death – Direction that jury might convict if satisfied accused contemplated that intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm possible incident of joint enterprise.
Jurisdiction: Australia
This case is cited by:

  • Cited – Rahman and Others, Regina v HL (Bailii, [2008] UKHL 45, [2008] 3 WLR 264, Times 07-Jul-08, HL, [2009] 1 Cr App Rep 1, [2008] Crim LR 979, [2009] AC 129, [2008] 4 All ER 351)
    The defendants appealed against their convictions for murder. None had themselves inflicted any violence, but were convicted as part of a joint enterprise. They said they had not known that the principal carried a knife. They said that the evidence . .

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