RLC member Christopher Paxton QC secures acquittal in murder trial

August 13, 2021
Following a two month trial at Ipswich Crown Court, RLC member Christopher Paxton QC leading Shade Abiodun ( Partner at THB solicitors) represented a 16 year old boy who was jointly charged with an adult, Leighton Snook, in the murder of 83 year old Donald Ralph.

The trial commenced on the 7 June and concluded on the 12 August 2021 with the jury unanimously acquitting the 16 year old boy of murder, whilst returning a guilty verdict on the alternative count of manslaughter.

The co-defendant Mr Snook was convicted of murder.

Christopher Paxton QC led Shade Abiodun and was instructed by Danielle Roberts of THB Solicitors.

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