Experienced Murder Lawyers
The National Legal Service’s highly regarded multidisciplinary team includes experienced murder lawyers, available to help you deal with legal proceedings if you’re accused of murder or manslaughter.
Whether handling a murder case or a manslaughter case, your criminal solicitor will provide your expert defence and throughout the process is committed to obtaining the best outcome. Every case is different, and so is every individual involved in the case itself.
Our team of experienced criminal solicitors and murder lawyers specialise in murder and manslaughter cases, bringing first-hand experience and case law knowledge from a wealth of cases over years of legal practise. We’re with you every step of the way, from start to finish.
How can our murder lawyers help if you’re accused?
When we talk about murder and manslaughter, both crimes fall under the umbrella term of homicide. The offences refer to a situation where someone has died, and the approach taken to organising a defence depends largely upon the circumstances which surround the crime.
Establishing murder means that the prosecution must be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant intended to kill or seriously harm the victim. Manslaughter is a slightly different proposition, which is viewed through different lenses:
- Voluntary manslaughter
This form of manslaughter usually refers to a diminished responsibility on the part of the defendant, which may be in reference to their mental state at the time the crime took place, or matters of provocation which are implicated in the crime.
- Involuntary manslaughter
This form of manslaughter does not require that it is proven the defendant intended to kill or seriously harm the victim for guilt to be established.
- Gross negligence manslaughter
This form of manslaughter seeks to prove the defendant failed in their duty of care towards the victim.
- Unlawful act manslaughter
This manslaughter category refers to cases where the defendant caused the death of another person as a result of their own dangerous or illegal actions.
In each of these cases, we can help. Time is often of the essence when facing a murder or manslaughter trial, making it important that you have a knowledgeable and experienced murder lawyer in your corner. If you are arrested, you are entitled to access independent legal advice. If the case goes to court, then we can also help you to achieve the best outcome for you.
Speak to a member of our legal team for specialist advice
With thirty years of combined experience, our murder lawyers are ideally placed to help you with your case. We suggest clients exercise their right to remain silent and then contact us as quickly as possible. Should you find yourself accused of murder or manslaughter, and in need of legal expertise, contact the National Legal Service to discuss your case in detail, Tel: 0203 601 5051.