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Statute Law Society Event

Reforming the Relationship between Sexual Consent, Deception and Mistake

Date: Wednesday, 24th May 2023, 6-7.30 pm

Chair: Stephen Wooler CB, Barrister

Prof. John Child, Professor of Criminal Law, Birmingham Law School

Paul Jarvis, Barrister, 6KBW College Hill

Dr Jonathan Rogers, Co-Deputy Director of Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice, University of Cambridge

Venue: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG and Online, via Zoom

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About this event:
James lies to Mary to induce sexual activity; James knows that Mary would not consent if he told the truth. Whether James currently commits an offence within the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is uncertain, and depends upon a series of tests that appear unfit for purpose.

In its latest report, published in 2023, the Criminal Law Reform Now Network has recommended the creation of a new offence to tackle cases of this kind – ‘inducing a person to engage in sexual activity by deception’ – that focuses on a defendant’s awareness and reasons for deception. The CLRNN recommendations follow a consultation period in which ten different options for reform were canvassed.

The panel is made up of CLRNN Committee members, including Paul Jarvis who led the deception project, as well as John Child and Jonathan Rogers who co-direct the Network.


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