Alexandra Healy QC and Benjamin Waidhofer, instructed by Hanisha Godhania and Mel Kelemework at ABV Solicitors acted for a 15-year-old charged with murder.  Following a three-week trial, the defendant was unanimously acquitted of that charge.

The preparation of the case required a forensic analysis of CCTV footage and a wealth of material which had been disclosed to the defence but not relied upon by the prosecution.  This material, carefully marshalled and presented during the course of the trial, lay at the heart of the successful defence case.

The defendant is due to be sentenced for manslaughter on 8 September 2022.

The case attracted widespread national press coverage including:

Alexandra Healy QC and Benjamin Waidhofer are frequently instructed in the most serious cases involving the utmost factual and legal complexity, including in cases which attract a high degree of media interest.  They specialise in defending individuals and corporates alike in all civil and criminal matters and have a formidable reputation for successfully representing individuals and corporates in such matters nationwide.  Any queries about this matter, or any other, should be addressed to