Robert Ward successfully defends teenager accused of murder and robbery at the Old Bailey

Robert Ward, led by James Scobie QC, acted on behalf of an 18-year-old defendant who had been the first individual charged in relation to a shooting which it was alleged took placed in the course of a robbery of a drug dealer’s premises in West London. Four defendants ultimately stood trial for murder and robbery. The case involved complex legal issues in relation to a number of matters including the controversial hearsay evidence of a deceased eye witness. At the conclusion of a 6-week trial, which included over a week of legal argument, the defendant was unanimously acquitted of all charges.

The matter was reported in the local and national press:

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/man-shot-dead-in-shepherds-bush-had-arrived-in-uk-two-days-before-a3378766.html

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/725273/shooting-Shepards-Bush-London-Askew-road-killed-Romanian-Ionut-Lazar

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/man-fatally-shot-shepherds-bush-12078792

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