Gummow, hayne, heydon, crennan, kiefel and bell jj



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HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA
FRENCH CJ,

GUMMOW, HAYNE, HEYDON, CRENNAN, KIEFEL AND BELL JJ


NATALIE BURNS APPELLANT


AND
THE QUEEN RESPONDENT

Burns v The Queen

[2012] HCA 35



Date of Order: 20 June 2012

Date of Publication of Reasons: 14 September 2012

S46/2012
ORDER
1. Appeal allowed.
2. Set aside the order of the Court of Criminal Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales made on 1 April 2011, and in lieu thereof order that:
(a) the appeal to that Court be allowed;
(b) the appellant's conviction for the manslaughter of David Hay be quashed; and
(c) a verdict of acquittal be entered.

On appeal from the Supreme Court of New South Wales



Representation
T A Game SC with G A Bashir and D P Barrow for the appellant (instructed by Legal Aid (NSW))

L A Babb SC with J A Girdham for the respondent (instructed by Solicitor for Public Prosecutions (NSW))



Notice: This copy of the Court's Reasons for Judgment is subject to formal revision prior to publication in the Commonwealth Law Reports.

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