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R -v- M, Court of Appeal, 2019

About

This case involved the unfortunate death of a 3-month-old baby by way of shaking. The Prosecution relied on complex medical evidence from numerous experts to establish the cause of injuries and timings. The conviction rested heavily on the final shake that was said to have occurred 30 mins prior to the cardiac arrest of the baby. The defence were able to instruct a paediatric neurologist from Belgium which rejected the 30-minute time frame and casted doubt on the Prosecution's evidence that was relied on in trial.

Result

The Expert report provided by the Defence enabled the defence to bring renewed grounds of appeal.


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R -v- O, Central Criminal Court, 2019

About

This case involves the stabbing of a man in a west London bar. The defendant was registered by Interpol as Britain's most wanted and the case attracted significant media attention nationwide and internationally.


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R -v- K Central Criminal Court, 2019

About

This case involved the death of a middle age women in an east London flat. The defendant was alleged to have strangled her. The defence instructed a psychiatrist to cast doubt on his mental state at the time of the offence.

Result

A favourable report was obtained to negotiate a lesser charge of Manslaughter.


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R- v- I, Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey), Murder

About

This was an extremely high-profile case that received nationwide media coverage. A feud between notorious South London gangs lead to an array of violence resulting in the death of a young man.


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R -v- A, Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey), Murder

About

The Defendant was accused of murdering his girlfriend.  He was charged with murder following his confession to the killing to his psychiatrist.  A psychiatric assessment arranged by one of our solicitors demonstrated that at the relevant time of the killing the Defendant was suffering from an abnormality of the mind.  The charge of murder was substituted with a charge of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.  

Result

The Defendant was found not guilty of murder.


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R -V- S, St Albans Crown Court, 2019

About

This case involved the brutal death of a young man in a frenzied attack. The man was stabbed over 90 times in the neck. The case involved the instruction of numerous medical experts including a pathologist and toxicologist. We instructed a psychiatrist who provided a favourable report which showed the defendant was not of sound mind at the time of the offence.

Result

In light of the report it was agreed that the charge of murder be reduced to one of manslaughter