David Etherington KC represents young defendant acquitted of murder of 16 year old

May 22, 2024

David Etherington KC (Red Lion Chambers) leading Robert Ward (15 New Bridge Street) acted on behalf of a now 20 year old defendant charged with murder (when he was 18) following the fatal stabbing of a 16 year old boy in a park in Chelmsford.

The case involved cross-examination of young witnesses under the Section 28 procedure and complex legal arguments in relation to the admissibility of things said by a remand prisoner to prison staff in the course of their duties.

After a 4 week trial the defendant was acquitted of murder and possession of a knife. He was convicted of manslaughter and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Former RLC Head of Chambers, David Etherington KC is an established Crime barrister with over 35 years’ experience defending murder and manslaughter cases. He was instructed by Amy Hooper of Waterfords Solicitors.

See more: [David Etherington KC Profile]

Red Lion Chambers is recognised as one of the leading murder and manslaughter crime sets with members specialised in handling complex evidence, expert examination, detailed cross-examination and strategic planning: [Murder/Manslaughter]