Leicester arson defendants acquitted of murder

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Dexter Dias QC, Ali Naseem Bajwa QC, Anya Lewis and Terry McGuinness acted for three defendants acquitted of murder in relation to the Leicester house fire in September last year in which a woman and her three children died. The jury returned verdicts on the lesser alternative of manslaughter.

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The trial in Nottingham Crown Court lasted for 10 weeks and concluded with two defendants convicted of murder and six of manslaughter.

The case has been reported widely in the media, including by the BBC, The Telegraph, the Leicester Mercury and The Voice.

Dexter Dias QC and Terry McGuinness, instructed by Imran Khan & Partners, acted for Nathaniel Mullings.

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC, leading Helen Johnson, instructed by Emery Johnson Astills, acted for Cairo Parker.

Anya Lewis, led by Harendra De Silva QC, instructed by Lloyds PR, acted for Jackson Powell.

Dexter Dias QC, Ali Naseem Bajwa QC, Anya Lewis and Terry McGuinness are members of the Garden Court Crime Team.

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