You might find this helpful if enquiring about a homicide case
Unlawful killing (murder and manslaughter) is one of the most difficult and complex areas of English law. It would not be appropriate to try to advise on this vast topic in only a page. That's why we strongly advise you to contact us sooner rather than later if you need advice - it may be too late if you leave it.
Topics that arise in this area include:
Mens rea – what must your state of mind be to be guilty of murder or manslaughter? Is it different if you are accused of joint enterprise killing?
Do any defences apply? For example, diminished responsibility, loss of control, duress, or self defence? What must a defendant prove to succeed, and to what standard of proof?
How does the pathology assist (or undermine) the defence? Recently we were able to show that an upside down stab wound gave support to our client’s account that he stabbed his step father while trying to disarm him using a martial arts move.
How to deal with the evidence, particularly expert evidence? The prosecution routinely use telephone evidence (cell site, attribution, contact details, recent calls, location of top ups), DNA testing, ANPR cameras, facial mapping and CCTV enhancement, to name but a few.
How to gather defence information
We can help if you are accused of murder or manslaughter.
Call us now on 020 7481 9157 and ask for Tim Walker