R v Patel

Authors / Contributors: Bridget Dolan KC , Debra Powell KC
R v Patel
Issue: Whether the offence of wilfully neglecting a person lacking capacity under s44 Mental Capacity Act 2005 required causation of injury to be established; whether the trial judge correctly directed the jury as to the meaning of ‘wilfully’.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   2012/3557/B5
Neutral Citation:   [2013] EWCA Crim 965
Judge(s): Jackson LJ, Thirlwall J, HHJ Goldstone
Date: 17 May 2013