Following a 4 week trial at Oxford Crown Court, Benjamin Waidhofer, led by Frida Husssain QC of Furnival Chambers and instructed by Fadi Daoud at Lawrence & Co CDS LLP represented a 20 year old, who was unanimously acquitted of murder.

The case, which attracted widespread press coverage, involved a detailed analysis of prosecution evidence, resulting in detailed cross-examination of prosecution pathology and call-data evidence as well as a number of witnesses of fact. That analysis was coupled with an equally thorough approach to the preparation of the defence case.  Unusually in a trial for murder, Frida Hussain QC and Benjamin Waidhofer were required to meticulously marshal and present evidence in support of a defence of ‘modern slavery’ pursuant to section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

 Benjamin is frequently instructed in the most serious of criminal and civil cases involving the utmost factual and legal complexity, particularly in cases which attract a high degree of media interest.  He specialises in defending individuals and corporates alike in all civil and criminal matters and has a formidable reputation for successfully representing individuals and corporates in such matters nationwide.  

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