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High Profile Murder Cases

Bell Lamb & Joynson are one of the most experienced and established criminal defence solicitors in the North West and their reputation sees them appointed as defence lawyers for a number of high profile murder cases that make national news. 

Everyone deserves the right to justice and the best possible legal representation to guide them through the legal process that lays ahead. 

We understand the complexity and sensitivity surrounding high-profile murder cases. Our team of astute solicitors are dedicated to providing unparalleled legal representation for clients facing serious charges. 

We adopt a strategic approach. Using our skills and experience to handle high-profile cases that often attract public interest and media attention. We leverage our understanding of criminal law, the justice system and previous case law to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. 

Ensuring that our clients understand the process and that them and their family are provided with compassionate, non-judgemental support throughout is a core value of our team. 

We have a proven track record of success in defending clients facing murder charges, securing favourable outcomes, reduced sentences and re-trials. We understand the importance of discretion and ensure that the highest standard of confidentiality are held throughout the legal process. 

Over our years of working in the criminal law sector, we have developed strong relationships with experts in various fields, including barristers, forensic specialists, investigators, psychologists and counsellors. Working collaboratively with these experts ensures that we can provide clients with additional support. 

Examples of Cases: 

  • R v Scarlett Jenkinson – In the murder of Brianna Ghey 
  • R v Mark Mckeefry – in the murder of Michael Moss – Labelled as the reservoir dog's murder  
  • R v Daniel Smith – Organised crime double shooting
  • R v Kevin Morrison – In the murder of pensioner Alice Rye extensively featured on BBC’s crime watch
  • R v Jan Painter – Acquitted of murdering her husband on basis of diminished responsibility due to PMS
  • R v Ion – Acquittal of Murder  
  • R V Sylvia Hallam – Acquitted of Murdering her husband but convicted of manslaughter
  • R V John McMinn – Acquitted of Murder but convicted of Manslaughter
  • R  v Wally Hodgkinson – Acquitted of Murder but convicted of Manslaughter  
  • R v  Dietschmann – Leading case taken to House of Lords over the issue of alcohol and drugs with diminished responsibility
  • R v Dunbavand – In the murder of his partner


Get help today from our Murder and Serious Crime Solicitors

If you or a loved one is facing serious allegations relating to a high-profile murder case, it is crucial to have skilled legal representation on your side. 

Contact us to arrange a confidential consultation about your case. Call us on 03444 124348 or for urgent, out of hours matters, call freephone 0808 196 1790. 

If you or someone you know needs fast, expert criminal law advice and defence at the police station, during an investigation or at court, get in touch with our theft, robbery and burglary solicitors in LiverpoolRuncorn or Warrington.

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We regularly travel across the country to assist people at the police station or at court. Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our police station representation service is free of charge. It is your legal right to have representation at the police station.

We highly recommend that you do not answer the police’s questions about an alleged offence until we are by your side to advise you. Anything you say during a police interview could be used in a decision to charge you or as evidence in court.

This includes if you have been invited for a voluntary interview under caution – these interviews are not casual chats. Instead, ask to call Bell Lamb & Joynson as soon as possible.