Mark Cotter QC and Benjamin Burge, 5SAH Chambers present an informal discussion on

Partial defences in Domestic Murder:

Loss of Control v Diminished Responsibility.

Webinar Details & Registration:


An informal and practical discussion for LCCSA members with Q&A's at the end. The Webinar is free to attend and will take place on 14 July 2020 at 3:30pm.

With a spike in domestic homicide during lockdown Mark Cotter Q.C. and Benjamin Burge and contrast two key partial defences to murder:

• Loss of Control v. Diminished Responsibility.

Please register in advance via the link to reserve your place.



Mark Cotter Q.C.

Mark regularly defends & prosecutes at the very highest level, with a particular emphasis on homicide & sexual allegations. A significant amount of his work involves cases where reputational issues are at stake. Mark has, for many years been ranked in Chambers & Partners & Legal 500.

Benjamin Burge

Ben is a criminal practitioner. In recent years, he has developed a practice in the areas of serious and complex fraud, money laundering and business crime. He is frequently instructed as led junior counsel in lengthy, multi-defendant cases in the Crown Court including homicide.

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