David Hislop QC has been instructed by renowned dancehall artist Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel the legendary dancehall artist was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams in 2014 and was ordered to serve a minimum of 35 years in prison before he would be eligible for parole. His appeal against conviction was recently dismissed in the Court of Appeal in Jamaica.

Kartel has long protested his innocence and has now instructed David Hislop QC to represent him on an appeal to the Privy Council.