Criminal Defence

Across Chambers – at Leading and Junior level – we consistently appear in high-profile murder and manslaughter cases. Members of Chambers have been instructed in many of the ground-breaking Homicide cases – in particular the Supreme Court’s decision of R v Jogee [2016] UKSC 8 and related joint enterprise cases involving overwhelming supervening events resulting in acquittals for Murder and Manslaughter.

We provide defence representation in all aspects of homicide from contract killings and gang-land murders to cases of Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility.  We have significant expertise in the representation of young and vulnerable defendants, charged with murder, who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and other cognitive and neuro-diverse conditions.  We are highly experienced at representing individuals with  a range of needs and are able to ensure these are met and strive to ensure the trial process is fair and inclusive through the use of appropriate intermediaries,  adolescent neuro-psychologists and psychiatrists at trial.

As well as being at the cutting edge of developments in homicide law, Members are known for their skillful handling of expert witnesses in the fields of pathology, psychiatry, blood spatter and DNA evidence. We ensure we keep abreast of developments in all areas of forensic evidence and regularly present lectures on these topics with the leading medical and scientific experts in these fields.

Members are currently instructed in appellate murder cases in multiple jurisdictions including St Kitts, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Cayman Islands and have taken cases to the Privy Council.

Instruct LibertasTo discuss your case please contact our clerks by phone on +44 (0) 20 7036 0200 or email us at clerks@libertaschambers.com