Conspiracy to Murder: Not Guilty

Feb 2015

I defended Irene Smith in a conspiracy to murder case which attracted national press attention when it was suggested that Irene Smith planned with her bigamist husband to kill his other wife in order to protect a family property development.

Although Irene Smith provided a false alibi and concealed clothes worn by the murderer, she was found not guilty of conspiracy to murder. Nick Barraclough argued to secure the minimum sentence for her when she was convicted on less serious offences.