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Scott v Metropolitan Police Commissioner

[1975] AC 819

Case summary last updated at 11/01/2020 14:38 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Scott v Metropolitan Police Commissioner

Case of Ds agreeing to make illegal copies of a cinema’s films and sell them to X. Common law conspiracy to defraud existed without requirement for “deceit” to play a role. Similarly CA said that conspiracy to defraud did not necessarily impose a loss on the people who were being defrauded. However, since it was being done without the cinema owners’ consent, it was defrauding them 

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