Murder and manslaughter
When you're accused of a crime as serious as murder or manslaughter, you need someone on your side quickly.
Sonn Macmillan Walker has successfully defended allegations of murder and manslaughter for more than 25 years and has an enviable reputation.
This experience means that our solicitors are able to provide measured, professional advice from the outset of an investigation when things can seem most uncertain and stressful for you and your family.
The dedication and thoroughness of our specialist team means that every aspect of your case will be exhaustively considered at every stage.
R v X (2022) – Our client was acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter, thereby avoiding the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum term of 30 years for murder with a firearm. Click here to read more.
R v X (2022) – Our youth client who faced charges of murder and manslaughter was acquitted of murder and following a hung jury, the prosecution offered no evidence on the manslaughter charge. Click here to read more.
R v D (2022) – Following the instruction of multiple experts, the CPS accepted a guilty plea from our client to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, after killing his mother. Click here to read more, and click here for national news coverage.
R v SE (2020) – Our client was charged with murder, having been convicted of GBH on the same victim in 2004. The victim passed away in 2017 and a pathologist concluded that his brain damage was a direct consequence of the GBH. Our client pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received a suspended sentence. Click here to read more.
R v U (2020) – Our client was accused of attempted murder after stabbing a man in the heart outside Royal London Hospital. Despite medical evidence that the victim would have died had the attack not been outside a hospital, our client pleaded guilty to GBH with intent and the Crown dropped the allegation of attempted murder. Click here to read more.
R v A (2019) – Our client was alleged to have stabbed and killed a drug dealer who he was trying to rob. He pleaded guilty to the robbery and was acquitted of murder. Click here to read more.
R v V (2018) – Our client stabbed his step-father (who was in possession of a knife) in the course of disarming him. We called technical evidence on martial arts to demonstrate the manoeuvre was an established martial arts self-defence manoeuver and explained the nature of the injury. Our client was acquitted of murder. Click here to read more.
R v BA (2018) – Our client was alleged to have participated in a gang-related stabbing in Clapham when a young man was murdered by four men. He was acquitted of murder after a re-trial.
R v HA (2017) – Our client was accused of running over and killing a man who was allegedly having an affair with his wife. He was acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter. Click here to read more.
R v L (2017) – Our client was accused of manslaughter and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life following a door-step shooting. He accepted presence but knowledge or involvement of the offence. Our client was acquitted.
R v C (2016) – Our client stabbed his step-father, fatally wounded him. He claimed this was self-defence and was acquitted of murder.
R v J (2015) – Our client was alleged to have participated in a group attack in which a man was stabbed and killed outside a party in Romford. He was acquitted.