R v Ashley Harris

January 26, 2024

Paul Smith was junior defence counsel in a murder trial at Stafford Crown Court.

Ashley Harris was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter after a two-week trial. Mr Harris had been involved in an incident with the murdered man, Anthony Wootton, the night before Mr Wootton’s body was found in a carpark.

Paul Smith was led by Michael Ivers KC of Garden Court Chambers. He was instructed by Shakeel Ahmed of Clarkes LLP.

The case was reported on the BBC and the Shropshire Star (paywall).