Farleys’ Serious Crime team have significant experience of defending people who have been accused of, or charged with, murder or manslaughter. With heavy punishments and penalties for those found guilty, you need access to the best legal advice and representation possible, as the law surrounding both murder and manslaughter is complex.
What is the difference between murder and manslaughter?
Put simply, murder is the unlawful killing of another person by someone with intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm, whilst manslaughter is categorised by:
Voluntary manslaughter – the unlawful killing of another person by a reasonable person with no previous intent to kill
Involuntary manslaughter – refers to an unintentional killing, most often as a result of a negligent or reckless act