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Robert Smith QC and Matthew Donkin at Sheffield Crown Court


Robert Smith QC, leading Matthew Donkin, has successfully prosecuted four defendants following the fatal stabbing of a man named Mohammed Khalil in Sheffield.

The trial, heard by HHJ Goose QC, the Honorary Recorder of Sheffield, involved complex issues of law and fact. The knifeman, Cory Walters, was convicted of murder. His accomplice, Connor O’Brien, who on the Crown’s case shouted to “Stop” during the attack, was convicted of manslaughter. Two other defendants were convicted of Perverting the Course of Public Justice following attempts to intimidate the principal prosecution witness.


Robert Smith KC

Call 1971 | Silk 1986

Matthew Donkin

Call 2004


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