Intoxication as a Defence – An update December 2021

The Supreme Court case of Eadon [2019] carried out an in-depth analysis on the law on Intoxication as a Defence. This one-hour lecture analyses the law pre and post Eadon and guides practitioners through the many red flags and legal issues which can arise in putting up such a defence.

The lecture covers a number of topics, including:

  • The law pre- and post The People (DPP) v Eadon [2019] IESC 98
  • Capacity standard
  • Insanity and intoxication
  • Diminished responsibility
  • Strict liability
  • Status of Majewski basic and specific intent
  • Dutch Courage
  • Automatism
  • Involuntary intoxication

Teaching method:  

e-Lecture, PowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

To book this lecture please refer to: 2024 Legal CPD programme

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