Wilcox v. Jeffery
King’s Bench Division
1 All E.R. 464 (1951)
Hawkins, an American saxophone player, played at a concert in London with four French musicians in violation of Article 18(s) of the Aliens Order of 1920. Herbert William Wilcox (defendant) was a reporter for a British magazine called Jazz Illustrated who was covering the performance. Wilcox covered the arrival of Hawkins and the others at the airport, purchased a concert ticket, and attended the performance. There was no evidence that Wilcox actually applauded Hawkins’ playing, nor any evidence that he protested the performance. Subsequently, Wilcox wrote an article for the magazine, praising the event. A magistrate found that Wilcox had aided and abetted Hawkins’ violation of the Aliens Order, and he appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Lord Goddard, C.J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 171,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.