Lily Roberts Phelps, instructed by Safiya Sinclair, secures acquittal on charges of attempted robbery and s18. The trial involved a stabbing of a 15 year old, who suffered a punctured lung as a result of a knife wound to the back. The complainant was assisted by an intermediary during trial. The stabbing was said to have occurred over the defendant trying to take the complainant’s phone. A ‘not guilty’ verdict on the attempted robbery was directed at the end of the prosecution’s case. The defence to the s18 was that he was acting in pre-emptive self defence.