Benjamin Myers QC and Imran Shafi secure not guilty verdict in murder trial

October 7, 2020

Benjamin Myers QC and Imran Shafi of Exchange Chambers have secured the acquittal of a young man tried for murder after a trial lasting three weeks at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.

Zeeshan Ali was alleged to have stabbed another man gratuitously and at the conclusion of a confrontation in the early hours of the morning. The jury rejected the allegation, and Mr. Ali and his co-accused were acquitted unanimously.

Benjamin and Imran were instructed by Shahid Choudhury of Middleweeks solicitors.

Both are members of the criminal department at Exchange Chambers and have recently been ranked as leading individuals in The Legal 500 2021 UK Bar guide, where Benjamin was praised on his ‘exceptional ability to digest complex cases, nothing is too much’. Imran’s comments included ‘personable, great rapport with clients and the court. Fantastic tactician and very fine judgement. Sharp intellect, lateral thinker. Encyclopaedic knowledge which he deploys to the very great benefit of his clients. Peerless in legal argument.’