Friends Dinner 2018

Case of Marine A

BAFS is delighted to announce for the Friends’ Dinner a debate between two eminent speakers on the recently successful appeal of Marine A. This year’s dinner will be at the historic venue of the Society of Apothecaries. 
Marine A was diagnosed post offence with ‘adjustment disorder’ and the Court of Appeal overturned his conviction for murder for a clearly determined killing during action. Is the case an example of inconsistency in the application of the defence, or does it reflect the law’s ability properly to be flexible in the pursuit of justice? The debate will address whether Marine A was treated more leniently than civilian defendants with similarly minor mental disorders who claim diminished responsibility.

Guest speakers:

  • Jonathan Goldberg QC M.A., LL.M (Cantab)
  • Professor Nigel Eastman MD BSc(Econ) Barrister FRCPsych


  • Non-members: £85.00
  • BAFS members: £75.00
  • Student/Trainee: £40.00