Exchange Chambers barristers secure murder acquittal for client

November 21, 2016

Stephen Meadowcroft QC and Richard Littler from Exchange Chambers have secured an acquittal for a 28 year old man client charged with murder after “bitter feud”.

After a retrial, Scott Chapman was cleared of the murder of Kieran McGrath who was shot after leaving the Sheldon Arms, Ashton-under-Lyne, on 4 October 2014. He managed to drive to the local police station about a mile away but collapsed and died outside.

At the same retrial, Remi Adams, 34, was convicted of murder.  Three other men were convicted in April of murdering Mr McGrath who police said was involved in a “bitter feud”.

The case was covered by national news sites.

Stephen has specialised in crime for more than 40 years and has both prosecuted and defended in all types of cases. He is known as a criminal defence specialist dealing with serious and high profile cases. Apart from appearing in more than 150 murder cases throughout his career, he deals with all types of serious and high profile crime including, gangland crime, serious sexual offences, drugs offences, prison riots, fraud, animal rights cases and every type of conspiracy and joint enterprise case.

Richard has over 23 years of experience at the criminal bar. He defends in the most serious and high-profile cases and is a specialist in complex document heavy cases including fraud, murder and international terrorism. He is widely known for his appellate practice.