Prior to founding Hanna Legal, our principal, Nick Hanna, represented a man in the murder of another man at a nightclub in 2008.
The accused pleaded not guilty at his trial by a jury in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
At the close of the prosecution case, an application was made on behalf of the accused for the Judge to direct the jury to enter a guilty of not guilty. The application was successful and the accused was acquitted by his Honour Justice Hoeben.
For more information, see: Dancefloor murder accused not guilty, ABC News, 16 November 2010.
Following the directed verdict, a successful application was made for the State to pay the accused’s legal costs. The Court’s decision regarding costs can be found here: R v El Masri (No 3)  NSWSC 1351.