News and Events - Martin Heslop KC

15th Apr 2021News

Martin Heslop QC and Merry van Woodenberg’s client acquitted of murder

Martin Heslop QC and Merry van Woodenberg represented an 18 year old defendant who was acquitted of murder, following a three and a half month trial and lengthy legal argument, which persuaded the trial judge to stop the case against him. The allegation was that the defendant, charged with four others as a joint enterprise, […]

28th Oct 2019News

Martin Heslop QC Secures First Ever Extension of a Provisional Statement for a Large Casino

Martin Heslop QC secured the first ever extension of a provisional statement for a Large Casino under the Gambling Act 2005 before the Southampton Licensing Committee. Acting on behalf of Aspers, he obtained, despite strenuous residential objections, a three year extension to the original provisional statement for a large casino to be built and operated […]

13th Jul 2018News

Martin Heslop QC Secures Sympathetic Sentence for 63 yr Old Who Killed Her Father and Buried Him in Her Garden After Lifetime of Abuse

Martin Heslop QC represented 63 year old Barbara Coombes who handed herself into police in January of this year. Coombes admitted to killing her father 12 years previously and burying him in her garden at their shared property in Stockport. Coombes was mentally, physically and sexually abused by her father for 40 years and ‘snapped’ upon […]

10th Aug 2017News

Martin Heslop QC Secures Acquittal of Notorious Gangland Murder

Of the 13 defendants tried for the gangland murder of 18 year old rival Abdulwahab Hafidah in Moss Side Manchester, Martin Heslop QC secured the only acquittal after trial in the case. The remainder were convicted of murder or manslaughter in the two trials. Hafidah was a member of gang Rusholme Crips (influenced by the […]