||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 289 (Jul)
|| EWCA Crim 1856
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Dyson LJ, Silber J and Judge Goddard QC
||Andrew Campbell-Tiech (instructed by Shearman Bowen & Co) for the defendant.
||James Eadie and Emma Smith (instructed by Legal Services Directorate of the Department of Trade and Industry) for the Crown.
||19 July 2002
Criminal law - Materially contributing to, or increasing extent of, insolvency by gambling - Whether offence requiring mental element - Insolvency At 1986, s 362(1)(a).
Upon its true construction, s362(1)(a) of the Insolvency Act created an offence of strict liability and the provision was not incompatible with art7 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
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