Three Doughty Street Crime team members act for 2 acquitted murder defendants

Isabella Forshall QC and Maryam Mir’s client, the third defendant, unanimously acquitted of murder and manslaughter. 

David Bentley QC and Kathy Hirst’s client, the fifth defendant unanimously acquitted of murder and manslaughter.

The defendants were 15 year olds from Tottenham charged with joint enterprise murder in February 2021. After a trial lasting over three months, the Old Bailey jury returned unanimous not guilty verdicts against both on murder and manslaughter, with a guilty verdict on conspiracy to rob. 

Isabella and Maryam were assisted by Bilal Tanveer of Morgan Has Solicitors.

David and Kathy Hirst of 15 New Bridge Street were instructed by Anthony Mulrenan of LMJ Solictors.