- Forfeiture rule applies to causing death by careless driving (Re estate of Amos (deceased))
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Private Client analysis: The forfeiture rule, which in certain circumstances precludes a person who has unlawfully killed another from acquiring a benefit in consequence of the killing, was held to apply to the offence of causing death by careless driving. Practitioners must act quickly following any conviction to apply for modification or exclusion of the effect of that rule under the Forfeiture Act 1982 (FA 1982) or lose the right to an order. Written by Angharad Davies, barrister, at 9 Park Place, Cardiff.
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