Isobel Thomas, instructed as junior counsel for the defence, successfully secures acquittal in murder trial. The defendant was charged with the brutal murder of her partner using an axe and a hammer. The prosecution alleged that this was a murder for gain as shortly before his death the deceased had received £45,000. The defendant admitted manslaughter but denied murder, relying on the partial defence of loss of control. Defendant acquitted following a 10 day trial. She was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment for manslaughter.