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Bent’s Law Cases
1810, 01 Nov: R v Bent & Street, Old Bailey, London.
1825, 01 & 26 Jul: R v Bent (No. 1)
1825, 01 Aug: R v Bent (No 2)
1826, 29 Mar: continuation of R v Bent (No 2)
1826, 15 Apr: R v Bent
1827, 15 May: R v Bent
1830, 12 & 13 Jan: Butler v Bent – first trial by civil jury in Van Diemen’s Land.
1830, 15 & 16 Jan: Kennedy v Bent
1830, 10 May: continuation of Butler v Bent
1832, 21 Sep: Melville v Bent
1840, 23 Nov: In re Bent
1827, 21 Sep: Newspaper and Licensing Act (VDL) (8 Geo IV, No. 3) (‘Bent’s Act‘)