From Sec 4 it can be derived that Suicide Pacts
are still unlawful, but survival by one party should be dealt with as
Suicide and attempted suicide are not crimes
s.1 Suicide Act 1961), but it is a criminal offence to aid, abet, counsel, or procure the suicide of another.
(Suicide Act 1961, s.2.)
A suicide pact occurs when two or more persons agree that they shall be killed by some means.
Survivors of such a pact are charged with manslaughter, whether they killed another or whether the dead person killed himself.
The party raising the defence has the legal
burden of proof.