Isobel Thomas, Junior Defence Counsel, secures acquittal in murder trial

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.