COCKCROFT V SMITH(Abridged)

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COCKCROFT V SMITH(Abridged)

COCKCROFT V SMITH Cockcroft v Smith (1705) 11 Mod 43 is an English tort law case. It concerned the definition of legitimate self defence. Facts Mr. Cockcroft ran his finger towards Mr. Smith’s eyes. Mr. Smith bit off part of Mr. Cockcroft’s finger. Judgment Holt CJ said in the course of his judgment, “if a

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