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Homicide

R v SM & 4 Others Leeds Crown Court Manslaughter Acquittal
This was a landmark case where SM was indicted for Manslaughter in a cash for crash case where both the driver and passenger in a vehicle died. During the trial the Jury was tampered with and the judge for the second time in English legal history discharged the jury and returned verdictsin the absence of the jury. Our client was the only defendant acquitted and a not guilty verdict was returned against him by the judge.

R v JK Sheffield Crown Court Murder acquittal
We represented JK who was charged with murder following a stabbing that resulted from a street fight. Our JK was acquitted of murder following a three week trial.

R v SR Manchester Crown Court Murder acquittal
SR was charged with murder and following our extensive preparation of the case the prosecution accepted a plea to a lesser offence of Manslaughter and he received a 5 year custodial sentence.

R v MC& 7 others Birmingham Crown Court Murder Acquittal
MC was indicted with murder and violent disorder along with others. Following a 8 week trial he was acquitted on both counts on the indictment.

R v ZRK Bradford Crown Court Attempted Murder Acquittal
ZRK was charged with attempted murder the case involved a male naming our client as shooting him with intent to kill. Following a two week trial he was acquitted of this allegation.

R v ZRK & 6 others Bradford Crown Court Murder Acquittal
We were instructed by the same defendant who was charged with murder and acquitted some 4 years later following a three week trial. The circumstances were that the our client along with others shot the deceased in the head following a disturbance.

R v YM & 3 others Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) London Murder Acquittal
Our client was charged with an execution style shooting along with others. It was being alleged that our client was the shooter and appeared first on the indictment. This was a very complex case involving the service of substantial telephone evidence. Following a 6 week trial our client was acquitted of murder.

R v AM& 6 others Sheffield Crown Court Murder Acquittal
AM as charged with Murder and conspiracy to supply class a controlled drugs. Following a trial our client was acquitted of murder. This was a very complex case which alleged our client was involved in a targeted gangland shooting.

R V S – Manchester Crown Court
This was a very serious case of Murder where the victim was stabbed with a kitchen knife in a hotel. The complex nature of the case involved issues of causation and also intent. Harris Solicitors considered thousands of pages of evidence served as part of this case and ensured that all aspects of the prosecution’s case was challenged. As a result of the effective work and preparation the defendant pleaded to manslaughter receiving a 5 year sentence.

R V A– Sheffield Crown Court
The firm dealt with this case which was a very high profile case involving a targeted attack upon the victim who was shot and killed. The case was very complex in nature and the firm dealt with attribution and telephone evidence. The case involved legal arguments relating to joint enterprise and also attribution and cell site evidence.

R V K – Bradford Crown Court
This was a case of attempt murder where the victim was alleged to be followed by the defendant and shot at by a shotgun. The prosecution alleged that the defendant and complainant were school friends and it was by mere chance the complainant was not shot dead. The evidence served in the case involved telephone contacts and cell site. We scrutinised and challenged all aspects of the case. The defendant following a full trial at the Crown Court was acquitted of all charges

R v L – Bradford Crown Court
This was a case of causing death by dangerous driving. Following effective submissions and analysis of the evidence by the defence the charge was lowered to causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving. The defendant was given a short custodial sentence.

R V K – Bradford Crown Court
This was a case of dangerous driving where it was alleged that the defendant was racing prior to the death of a pedestrian. The case was complex in nature and the defendant was successfully represented in that he received a short custodial sentence.

R v V – Bradford Crown Court
This was a case of causing death by dangerous driving where the defendant it was alleged was driving on the wrong side of the road. The vehicle collided head on with another oncoming vehicle and the passenger of the third party vehicle was sadly killed. The defendant following effective defence submissions was not sent to prison.

R V R – Bradford Crown Court
This was a case of causing death by dangerous driving. The incident was captured on CCTV and following a full length trial the defendant was acquitted of all the charges against her.

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