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.
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