Michael Ivers KC secures not guilty verdict for defendant in murder trial

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Michael Ivers KC of the Garden Court Crime Team led Paul Smith of St John's Buildings. Counsel were instructed by Shakeel Ahmed of Clarkes LLP.

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Michael Ivers KC successfully acted for the defendant. The defendant was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter after a two-week trial at Stafford Crown Court.

The case involved complex expert medical evidence from three pathologists, one neuropathologist and four other expert consultant medical practitioners in trauma and in spleen injury.

Moreover, a strong counter-narrative was developed by from previously unnoticed elements of the CCTV footage. 

The trial has received widespread press coverage, including in BBC News and Shropshire Star.

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