Exchange Chambers barristers secure acquittals in violent disorder trial

February 11, 2019

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have secured acquittals in a violent disorder trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

Austin Cole, Nat Afful, Alan Day, Anton Denny, James Murphy, John Cummings and Neema Khurasani, plus Peter Weaver, denied violent disorder and were found not guilty following an 11-day trial.

The defendants were accused of using violence which went beyond self-defence, on November 22, 2017.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that fighting broke out in Concert Square after supporters of German team Eintracht Frankfurt were refused entry to Soho Bar in Wood Street, the night before a Europa League match between Everton and Italian side Atalanta at Goodison Park.

Barristers acting for the defendants include Steven Swift, Andrew Jebb, Michael Scholes, David Birrell and Philip Tully. All are members of the criminal team at Exchange Chambers.