William Hughes KC and James Partridge represented GB, who was charged with the murder of a 20 year old man at a party in Birmingham earlier this year. The trial took place at Birmingham Crown Court before HHJ Laird KC and a jury. The Prosecution alleged that GB had stabbed the deceased four times with a 'Rambo' knife. During the proceedings, William and James were able to establish that a 3rd party had brought the knife to the location, and that GB had been subject to threats from party goers prior to the killing. GB asserted he acted in self-defence. The jury acquitted GB of murder but convicted of manslaughter. Sentence has been adjourned to the new year.
William and James were instructed by Sunita Mehta of ABV Solicitors