Practice and Procedure

R v ACOTT (1997)

PUBLISHED February 20, 1997

In order to leave the issue of provocation to a jury there had to be some evidence of identifiable words or action in an active sense which caused the defendant to react as he did. Further guidelines on the defence of provocation by the House of Lords.

HL (Lord Mustill, Lord Nolan, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Steyn, Lord Hoffmann)