Anya Lewis QC and Stella Harris secure acquittals for murder

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Anya Lewis QC, of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team, led Edward Fenner of FMW Law and was instructed by Mel Stooks of GT Stewart.  

Stella Harris, of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team, was led by Brian St Louis QC of 15 New Bridge Street and was instructed by Javed Chughtai of EBR Attridge.

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Anya Lewis QC and Stella Harris secure acquittals at half time for two young men (aged 17 and 18 respectively) charged with murder and grievous bodily harm with intent.  

The trial, which took place at Kingston Crown Court, followed the death of a 15-year-old who was stabbed, along with his friend, on Garratt Lane, Wandsworth, on 29th October 2020.  The trial commenced on 13th September 2021 and concluded on Friday 5th November 2021.  Applications to adduce gang and drill related bad character evidence were successfully resisted.  Not Guilty verdicts on all counts before the jury were recorded against both Anya and Stella’s clients, along with two others, on Tuesday 26th October 2021.

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