Conspiracy to murder
England and Wales
Conspiracy to murder is an offence by virtue of section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977.
Section 1(4) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 formerly provided that it was immaterial that the murder in question would not be triable in England and Wales if committed in accordance with the intention of the parties to the agreement. This reproduced the effect of section 4 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861.
See now section 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977.
As to the maximum sentence in a case where the agreement was entered into before Part I of the Criminal Law Act 1977 came into force, see section 5(5) of that Act.
The following cases are relevant:
- R v Khalil and others  2 Cr App R (S) 24
- R v McNee, Russell and Gunn  EWCA Crim 1529  1 Cr App R (S) 24
- R v Barot  EWCA Crim 1119,  1 Cr App R (S) 31 (see Dhiren Barot)
Conspiracy to murder is an offence by virtue of article 9(1) of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/1120 (N.I. 13)).
See, formerly, article 9(4) of that Order.
See article 11(2)(a).