Murder and Manslaughter

With more than 40 acquittals in Murder, Attempted Murder and Manslaughter cases, Stuart Miller Solicitors have immense expertise in this field with documented success in a catalogue of cases.

Murder is the most serious offence in English law, 'where one person, of sound mind, unlawfully kills another with the intention to kill or to cause grievous bodily harm’.

The law distinguishes between Murder and Manslaughter depending on how ‘culpable’ or blameworthy the person is deemed to be, his intention at the time of the killing and whether he raises a defence. The most common defences to Murder are self defence, loss of control (previously known as provocation) and diminished responsibility.

A person can be found guilty of Manslaughter even if the person only intended to cause minor injuries.

A person can also be found guilty of Murder if the court finds they were acting as part of a group or a plan to carry out a Murder, or to cause really serious injury, even if that person did not cause or inflict the injuries themselves.

Stuart Miller Solicitors have more than 30 years' experience dealing with complex Murder and Manslaughter cases. We appreciate clients facing these offences need a dedicated team, and the most experienced legal minds working on their case; a team you can trust and depend upon. We also appreciate the effect of such proceedings on family members and loved ones and the need for them to understand proceedings and to be kept up to date on your case as it progresses. Two of our clients have recently been acquitted of murder - head to our Latest News page to read more.

Owing to the size, expertise and reputation of the firm, Stuart Miller Solicitors have access to the best QCs, Barristers and forensic analysts who will work together to secure the best possible outcome for you. Since a lot of these allegations feature telephone and covert surveillance evidence, we are closely linked to masters of cell-site evidence and can call upon their talent to enhance the defence.

If you feel you need to speak to someone about your case please contact us today for some free and independent advice on 0208 888 5225.