Allister Walker prosecuted Magdi Awam who was convicted by a jury after an eight-day trial of violent disorder and having an offensive weapon, where the incident involved the death of man following a fatal stabbing.
Mr Awam denied all offending, claiming that he was defending himself with a mop handle found in the street rather than an offensive weapon. A unanimous guilty verdict was returned by the jury, despite the knife, on which the prosecution’s case relied, not being found.
Mr Walker called evidence of the deceased’s family members present at the scene. He questioned them with great care, to ensure they gave their best evidence despite the incident provoking strong emotions for those witnesses.
Allister Walker has thirty three years experience as a barrister in independent practice in Criminal Law. He has prosecuted and defended in significant cases in London, the South East and the Midlands. His practice comprises the prosecution of serious and organised crime and substantial fraud and he regularly defends in cases of murder and historic sexual assault.