03 March 2009

Conspiracy to aid and abet, is it an offence?

In Kenning, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 1534 Lord Phillips said,

"...we endorse the court's conclusion that an agreement to aid and abet an offence is not in law capable of constituting a criminal conspiracy under section 1(1) of the 1977 Act."

There isn't a lot to say about the case. The thought that people can be charged under non existent laws (cf Hidden Laws) is fascinating from a distance; frightening up close.

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