Murder / Manslaughter

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If you have been charged with murder or manslaughter, you are wise to seek legal advice from our experienced defence solicitor.

Greenhalgh Pickard provides professional, expert advice and assistance relating to murder and manslaughter.

When you choose to put your trust in Greenhalgh Pickard you can rest assured that expert lawyers will address your matter with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality in order to achieve the best results for you.

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The main difference between murder and manslaughter is the element of intent, i.e. the prosecution must prove that the defendant intended to kill their victim and therefore are guilty of murder.


Murder is proven by an actual and demonstrable intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm.

What must be proven?

Prosecution must prove a certain action (or lack thereof) was what caused the death and that the act was deliberate and intended to cause grievous bodily harm or was done with reckless indifference.


Manslaughter refers to when a person causes the death of another individual unintentionally.

It is possible to be convicted of manslaughter where there was intent, but murder is deemed an inappropriate charge as the person at the time was not of sound mind.

Factors such as the defendant’s age, educational and social background, emotional state, and state of sobriety will be relevant when considering state of mind.


Maximum sentence for murder and manslaughter is life  imprisonment.

Any person who conspires with any other person to kill any person, is liable to imprisonment for 14 years.

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