News and Events - Criminal Defence

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, […]

13th Apr 2021News

Homicide convictions upheld and limits of the principle of Overwhelming Supervening Act emphatically restated by the Court of Appeal

Tashan Daniel was a talented 20 year old athlete who was stabbed to death at Hillingdon Underground Station on 24 September 2019. In August 2020, following a trial at the Central Criminal Court, Alex Lanning and Jonathan Camille were convicted respectively of his murder and manslaughter. Last month, the Court of Appeal upheld those convictions. […]

1st Apr 2021News

Racially aggravated assault of a blind Complainant at the “Magic Mike” show – Sophia Dower acts for client in this acquittal

Mrs Best, a professional woman of previous good character, was charged with racially aggravated assault by beating against a young, blind, Muslim complainant. The alleged offence took place at the “Magic Mike” concert at the London Hippodrome where both individuals were sat next to each-other in the front row. The Complainant alleged that during the […]