Client of Piers Marquis cleared of West End Murder

12.08.15 | |

An Old Bailey jury has dramatically returned Not Guilty verdicts, in what was initially described as an "unwinnable" defence case. The deceased was shot six times, with two revolvers, in a packed Shaftsbury Avenue nightclub on Boxing Day morning. In the seconds after the shooting both Defendants were clearly seen on CCTV, running from the scene and carrying firearms.


The first Defendant, represented by Piers Marquis, maintained that he had disarmed the deceased and acted in self defence after he himself had been shot in the club. Meticulous Defence work established that there were individuals in the club who had both the means and the motive to stage such an attack. The jury acquitted unanimously in six hours, after a four week trial at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey).


Piers was instructed by  James O’Keeffe of O’Keefe Solicitors


Both the acquittal and the case have been widely reported in the media, by the BBC, the Mirror Group,  the Guardian, and numerous other outlets.

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