Top criminal silk makes grime video debut after helping YouTube rapper clear his name

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By Thomas Connelly on

All in day’s work for Garden Court’s James Scobie QC

A top London-based criminal barrister has become the unintentional star of a grime video after representing a rapper in an alleged gang-related shooting.

James Scobie QC, a member of Garden Court Chambers, appears alongside rapper and YouTube sensation Trapstar Toxic, real name Tokyi Ajibola, in a music video (embedded below) called ‘Out Ere’. Released earlier this month, the video — which has already clocked up over 300,000 views on YouTube — features cars, bling, champagne, and a slightly perplexed looking silk.

Ajibola was cleared of two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm following a three-week trial at the Old Bailey in October, according to a statement on Garden Court’s website. It reveals that Ajibola was represented by Scobie and fellow chamber mate Laura Profumo.

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The music video, produced by Toxic and the Ice City Boyz, shows the grinning grime artist wearing a thick diamond chain and shaking Scobie’s hand outside what appears to be the entrance of the Old Bailey.

At the end of the video, the credits give a special a shout out to the Garden Court barrister and the rest of Ajibola’s legal team. Scobie is yet to responded to Legal Cheek’s request for comment: perhaps he’s too busy tearing up the grime scene.

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