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Abdul Iqbal QC and Khadim Al'Hassan

Not guilty verdict in murder trial of Gareth Leach. Abdul Iqbal QC led Khadim Al Hassan

Abdul Iqbal QC leading Khadim Al’Hassan represented Gareth Leach who has been acquitted of the offence of murder in an outburst of fatal violence related to the theft of property.
In a 2-week trial at Sheffield Crown Court before Mr Justice Knowles, the prosecution alleged that Gareth Leach and his brother Kyle Martin had attacked a man causing multiple rib fractures by kicking and stamping upon him. Those injuries ultimately led to death.
The case involved admissions of guilt recorded by a car “dashcam” device that (unbeknown to Leach) captured him making admissions of involvement in the unlawful violence.
The case involved a “cut throat” defence between the two brothers and their intent at the time of using that fatal violence.
The case also involved a wide range of issues as to Jogee joint enterprise.

The case involved complex disclosure, hearsay, bad character, and cross-admissibility considerations.

The jury acquitted Gareth Leach of murder and instead found him guilty of manslaughter upon his own admission of that offence.
Media coverage of the verdicts can be found here:
Abdul Iqbal QC specialises in serious crime including homicide, terrorism, and serious fraud. Abdul Iqbal QC regularly represents professionals charged with criminal and regulatory offences before the courts and/or their professional regulatory bodies.

Khadim Al’Hassan specialises in serious crime and regulatory offences.

Abdul Iqbal QC led Khadim Al’Hassan. They were instructed by Messrs Adam Law Solicitors of Sheffield.

If you would like to book either Abdul Iqbal QC or Khadim Al’Hassan, please contact one of their clerks:

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253