Laura Hocknell

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Homicide and Corporate Manslaughter

R v JF (2018) (Central Criminal Court) - instructed as junior alone on charges of assisting an offender following alleged targeted gang related ‘execution’.
R v Erroll Hanson (2017) (Southwark Crown Court) - led by Queen’s Counsel in murder trial. The defendant was a man of good character, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, who stabbed a burglar over fifty times. Acquitted of murder and manslaughter. Media coverage in The Daily Mail, The Metro, and The Times
R v Ullah (2015) (Leeds Crown Court) – instructed as junior counsel for second defendant in murder trial involving double shooting of two brothers
R v Ronald Edwards (2011) (Chelmsford Crown Court) – Led junior in murder trial. The defendant, a man of 65 years of age and previous good character, had stabbed his long term partner twelve times. His case was that he was not guilty of murder but accepted manslaughter on the basis of provocation. Acquitted of murder.
R v Whyte (2009) (Court of Appeal Criminal Division) – Led junior on appeal against conviction for murder in gang related shooting. Complicated issues were raised in respect of the Crown’s simultaneous application to quash a co-defendant’s acquittal. Appeal allowed.