Three of KBW’s specialist criminal barristers have appeared for the prosecution in the case against June Buttle, a prostitute from Doncaster who killed her ‘pimp boyfriend’, Thomas Groome in 2010.

Although Groome’s body has never been recovered, Buttle admitted the killing to friends.

Following the murder Buttle tried, unsuccessfully, to access over £100,000 which had been paid to Groome in compensation after he was abused in an Irish care home as a child. The case was heard in Sheffield Crown Court before Mrs Justice Andrews who sentenced Buttle to 16 years in prison.

KBW barristers Adrian Waterman QC, Ian Mullarkey and Stephen Littlewood were instructed by CPS Leeds on the case.