Joanna Hardy-Susskind concludes complex manslaughter proceedings following successful application to dismiss.

October 21, 2022

Joanna Hardy-Susskind, led by Chris Henley KC of Mountford Chambers, has concluded unusual and challenging manslaughter proceedings relating to the death of a man who fatally fell into a disused quarry following an incident in April 2022.

Joanna’s client, a teenager, was accused of causing the death, with others, during a chase.

Following extensive legal argument as to the sufficiency of the prosecution evidence in relation to causation, the charge was dismissed. The matter involved consideration of telephone, toxicology and drone evidence.

Chris and Joanna were instructed by Louise Lamont of TS Law.