*R v Brennan

Criminal law – Murder. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that the defendant's conviction for murder was not safe, in circumstances where there had been uncontradicted medical evidence in support of a defence of diminished responsibility. The court considered impact of the provisions of s 2 of the Homicide Act 1957, as amended by s 52 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and substituted a verdict of manslaughter.

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