Mark Cotter K.C., instructed via Queen Square Chambers, has secured the convictions of three individuals in connection with a mass stabbing incident outside a Cornish Nightclub in April 2023

Following a six week trial before The Honourable Mrs Justice Cutts, Jake Hill was convicted of the murder of Michael Riddiough-Allen and the wounding with intent of four other individuals. Tia Taylor entered guilty pleas to manslaughter and perverting the course of justice during the course of the trial and the prosecution elected not to proceed on the murder allegation in her case. Chelsea Powell was acquitted of murder but convicted of perverting the course of justice.

On 12th April Jake Hill was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 28 years.

Mark Cotter K.C. led Mr. David Maunder of Queen Square Chambers.

Mark regularly defends and prosecutes general crime at the very highest level, with a particular emphasis on homicide and sexual allegations. A significant amount of his work involves cases where reputational issues are at stake. Mark has, for many years, been ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leader in the field of crime at the London Bar. Mark is also ranked in the Legal 500 in Fraud: Crime as a leading silk.