Represented by Chloe Carvell led by Rabah Kherbane (Doughty Street Chambers), H was acquitted after a 3-month trial. Chloe represented the music artist and fashionista charged with perverting the course of justice in a murder investigation. The prosecution alleged H had assisted in the disposal and destruction of a vehicle used in a double shooting in Northwest London.
The Crown’s case asserted a carefully planned and sophisticated double shooting, targeting specific rival gang members as revenge for a previous violent attack on a high-profile music artist. One of the shootings at point-blank range to the victim’s face causing his death was caught on CCTV from a nearby store.
The first two defendants were charged with murder, and the Crown’s case against all defendants relied on a vast volume of complex material, including CCTV footage, substantial phone material, cell site, alleged gang ‘membership’, social media material, and extensive police intelligence. Defendants including H were music artists signed to award-winning music labels.
Chloe and Rabah instructed gangs and music (hip-hop/rap) experts, and a private investigator to build the Defence case. Chloe built a case discrediting the prosecution assertion of gang membership and assisted with guiding H through five-days of giving evidence from the witness box in an Old Bailey courtroom.
After a 3-month trial, H was unanimously acquitted. The other three defendants on the indictment were represented by Queen’s Counsel (QCs).
Chloe was instructed by Callum Haddow at Saunders Solicitors.