R vs. Stephens (LR 1 QB 702)

Case Name: R v Stephens Citation: LR 1 QB 702 Jurisdiction: Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of England and Wales Judgment: The judgment in this case established that an individual could be indicted for a public nuisance on their premises caused by the actions of their servants, employees, agents, or subcontractors, even in … Read more

Chisholm v. Doulton [1890] 22 QBD 736.

Case Name:- Chisholm v. Doulton Citation:- [1890] 22 QBD 736. Jurisdiction:- United Kingdom (UK) Judgment:- The judgment found that a master cannot be held criminally responsible for acts committed by a servant without the master’s knowledge or authorization, in accordance with the principle “Actus non facit reum, Nisi mens sit rea” (An act does not … Read more

Hobbs v Winchester Law Society (1933) 98 JP 33

Case Name:– Hobbs v Winchester Law Society Citation:– [1933] 98 JP 33 Jurisdiction:– England and Wales Judgment:– The case dealt with the possession of an altered passport by the accused. Despite the accused’s lack of knowledge or suspicion of the alteration, the court held that possessing an altered passport constituted an offense. The judgment established … Read more

Cundy v/s. Le Cocq 13 QB D. 207

Case Name:- Cundy v/s. Le Cocq Citation:- 13 QB D. 207 Jurisdiction:- This case was heard in the Queen’s Bench Division of the English High Court. Judgment:- This case established a precedent emphasizing the duty of care for sellers regarding the sale of potentially harmful goods and the responsibility to ensure they do not contribute … Read more

“Actus non facit reum, Nisi mens sit rea”(“An act does not make a person guilty, unless there is a guilty mind.”)

“Actus non facit reum, Nisi mens sit rea” (“An act does not make a person guilty, unless there is a guilty mind.”) Introduction:- In the realm of law, there exists a profound Latin maxim: “Actus non facit reum, Nisi mens sit rea.” Translated, it means, “An act does not make a person guilty, unless there … Read more