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dc.contributor.authorWall, Jesse
dc.contributor.authorHerring, Jonathan
dc.identifier.citationHerring, J., & Wall, J. (2014). Capacity to consent to sex. Medical Law Review, 22(4), 620-630. doi: 10.1093/medlaw/fwu019.en_NZ
dc.description.abstract‘When is it appropriate for society to intervene paternalistically in a decision or decisions that individuals make as to their sexual relations?’ With these words, Sir Brian Leveson opened the judgement of the Court of Appeal in IM v LM1 and declared the key issue in the case. The Court of Appeal was provided with an opportunity to resolve a series of apparently conflicting decisions concerning the capacity to consent to sex. IM v LM will now be regarded as the leading authority on the question until the Supreme Court rules on it. The discussion in the case throws up some interesting issues on the nature of mental capacity and the definition of capacity within the Mental Capacity Act 2005.en_NZ
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofMedical Law Reviewen_NZ
dc.subjectSexual Relationsen_NZ
dc.subjectMental Capacityen_NZ
dc.subjectCriminal Lawen_NZ
dc.titleCapacity to Consent to Sexen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
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