If you are facing allegations for homicide, get in touch with our expert defence strategists straight away. We understand this must be a difficult time for you and your loved ones, however, it is crucial you seek the very best defence solicitor available to you. Our solicitors will pick apart every detail of the case, leaving no stone unturned to ensure you have the best possible outcome, keeping you informed of your options every step of the way.
Murder Defence Solicitors Manchester
The offence of murder is committed where a person of sound mind and discretion unlawfully kills another person, with the intention to kill or cause grievous bodily harm. A conviction for murder is highly serious and usually involves a lengthy prison sentence.
To convict on a charge of murder, the prosecution must prove beyond all reasonable doubt, that the defendant had the intention to kill or cause grievous bodily harm. For a conviction for attempted murder there must be an intention to kill, not merely to cause grievous bodily harm.
Defences to Murder
Self-defence could potentially reduce the act of murder to the offence of voluntary manslaughter. There are also three partial defences to murder: diminished responsibility, loss of control and killing in pursuance of a suicide pact. There is a ‘concealed’ partial defence, created by legislation in the act of infanticide.
Joint Enterprise Doctrine
If you were one of a number of people involved in a plan to cause serious injury or to kill, you may face conviction for murder as a ‘joint enterprise’, even where you did not inflict the injury or cause harm yourself. If you are facing such charges, get in touch with our solicitors straight away. We have the expertise to pick apart your case, which may lessen or even diminish charges, giving you the best possible outcome.
Voluntary & Involuntary Manslaughter
Voluntary Manslaughter is where a defendant kills with the intention to kill or cause grievous bodily harm, but where a partial defence reduces the charge from murder. Involuntary Manslaughter occurs where a person kills without intent, but where the death occurred because of the defendant’s gross negligence or by the defendant’s unlawful or dangerous act.
Defending Your Case
At Stephen Lickrish & Associates, we specialise in the detailed analysis of the prosecution evidence against you, and careful consideration of your case to give you dependable advice. This is especially important when you are facing a homicide allegation that could result in a long prison sentence.
Our solicitors have a proven record of securing not guilty verdicts, even when other defendants in the same case were convicted.
With such serious allegations, you need to know that your solicitor will do everything they can to ensure you have the best representation, to secure the best possible outcome in your case. If you, or someone you know, is facing serious allegations like these, contact us to see what we can do to help you.
Homicide & Murder Defence Solicitors Manchester
When facing murder allegations, it’s crucial you have the support of highly skilled and specialist defence lawyers who will protect your rights and interests. Here, at Stephen Lickrish & Associates, we work discretely and proactively to provide our clients with the best possible defence and representation. We understand a murder charge can be a stressful experience, and will always act sensitively and are known for our commitment to our clients’ cause.
Our expert solicitors have over fifty years’ combined experience and a high success rate defending clients in a wide variety of serious crime cases. We are a Manchester based law firm, and serve clients across the whole of England and Wales. Contact us today by calling us at 0161 237 1913 or on 0800 988 64 22 for 24-hour legal advice. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.