Phil Morley as lead junior secures murder conviction

Apr 25, 2023

Phil Morley of Chambers, lead by Mark McKone KC, secured a murder conviction against Leighton Amies. He was 14 years old at the time of the offence (the reporting ban has been lifted) and used a kitchen knife to stab another 14-year-old boy in the chest, killing him almost instantly. After doing it he made the comment to the deceased’s friends, “your boy has been wetted.”

News reports: BBC, The Guardian, The Independent