Jeremy Finn "Johnston V R - When do Attempts Begin and End?" [2017] NZCLR 137

  • Jeremy Finn


In Johnston v R1 the Supreme Court took the opportunity to examine the law relating to proximity in attempts and to lay down the correct approach to determining whether an attempt had begun, but it gave very limited thought to when an attempt may end, the focus of this case note. In a fairly brief judgment, the Supreme Court considered the law as to proximity of attempts and affirmed the approach taken by the Court of Appeal both at an earlier stage of proceedings in Johnston’s case and in R v Harpur.2

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