Benjamin Myers QC and Ian Whitehurst secure acquittal in nightclub killing trial

August 17, 2018

In a 16-day trial at Liverpool Crown Court, defendant Jamie Addison, represented by Benjamin Myers QC and Ian Whitehurst from Exchange Chambers, has been cleared of all charges in relation to the death of a man in a city centre nightclub.

Anthony Condron died at Maya bar, in Wood Street, just after 1am on Saturday, February 3 this year.

Prosecutors said the 29-year-old was killed in a “senseless” joint attack, involving three men: Paul Byrne, Jamie Addison and Joseph Booth.

Byrne, 23, admitted manslaughter and inflicting grievous bodily harm to Mr Condron’s friend, Barry Goffett, who fell and broke his ankle when he was hit by Booth. He will be sentenced next month.

Booth, 23, denied the charges. He was found not guilty of manslaughter but guilty of causing grievous bodily harm. He was jailed for 16 months and ordered to pay £1000 in compensation to Mr Goffett.

Mr Addison, 23, represented by Benjamin Myers QC and Ian Whitehurst, was found not guilty of manslaughter and not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm.

Benjamin Myers QC and Ian Whitehurst were instructed by David Ryan, partner at Forbes Solicitors. They are both members of the criminal department at Exchange Chambers.