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Relief Effort: Assisted Suicide and Forfeiture

Relief Effort: Assisted Suicide and Forfeiture

Pawlowski, Mark ORCID: 0000-0002-5473-5809 (2019) Relief Effort: Assisted Suicide and Forfeiture. Solicitors Journal. ISSN 0038-1047 (Print), https://www.solicitorsjournal.com/feature/201904/relief-effort-forfeiture-and-assisted-suicide (Online)

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Abstract

The common law rule of public policy, which prevents a person who has unlawfully killed another from profiting from that death, is intended to act as a disincentive to criminal activity and to reflect public conscience. At the same time, the Forfeiture Act 1982 is intended to militate against the strict application of this rule by giving the court power to grant relief to persons found guilty of unlawful killing (other than murder) from forfeiture of their inheritance and other similar rights. The article examines two recent cases which have examined the question of relief in the specific context of assisted suicide.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: assisted suicide, forfeiture, public policy, relief, unlawful killing, suicide pacts
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Law
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 12:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23696

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