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R v Tabbassum [2000]

Facts

  • The victim consented to a breast examination from the defendant for a certain medical research purpose
  • The defendant was not medically qualified

Issue

  • Was consent vitiated?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • This decision is inconsistent with R v Richardson [1996], unless it can be justified by public policy
  • The victim was deceived as to the purpose of the act
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