NEWS

20 May 2019

Alcohol and head injuries

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Richard Barraclough QC writes on the dangers of a relatively minor assault to the head of an intoxicated victim and the possibility that just a small impact may cause death.

In his note he reports a recent case in which he prosecuted a defendant who tragically killed his brother in such circumstances. He discusses the effects of a small trauma to the brain of a drunken individual and the outcome of the case.

To view the full-text of this note please use this link  Variation of the one blow manslaughter case