Family succeeds in unlawful killing claim after acquittal

19 November 2021

Garden Court North Chambers

The family of Ryan Passey, who was stabbed in a nightclub in Stourbridge on 6 August 2017, have succeeded in a claim for damages brought against his assailant, Kobe Murray. Mr Murray was acquitted of murder and manslaughter at a criminal trial but the civil claim has now established that Ryan was unlawfully killed.

The judge made an award including aggravated damages to mark the exceptionally serious nature of the Defendant’s conduct.

Read more on the following links:

BBC News


The Passey family were represented by Matthew Stanbury and Christian Weaver of our Civil Actions Team, instructed by Chris Topping of Broudie Jackson Canter solicitors.

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