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

By August 17, 2017No Comments

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