Not guilty of Murder: Benjamin Myers QC and Dan Travers secure acquittal

July 16, 2019

Benjamin Myers QC and Dan Travers have secured the acquittal of a man charged with murder after a trial lasting three weeks at Manchester Crown Court. Peter Connors, who was represented by Benjamin and Dan, had been charged with the murder of another man.

The prosecution said that the murder was committed because of a violent grudge held by Peter Connors towards the deceased against a background of drug dealing. The jury rejected the allegation, acquitting Mr. Connors unanimously, although they convicted another man of the murder.

They were instructed by Dysons Solicitors, Manchester.

Benjamin Myers QC and Dan Travers are both members of the Criminal Team at Exchange Chambers.

Ben is a highly regarded silk who specialises in serious crime. He is instructed consistently in substantial and complex cases of murder, manslaughter, high value fraud, money laundering, multi-million pound confiscation under POCA, drug trafficking, national and international organised crime, rape, historic sexual abuse and armed robbery. He has a wide experience of appellate matters.

Daniel is a specialist criminal practitioner instructed by both the defence and prosecution. His practice encompasses all forms of serious and organised crime involving murder, firearms, drugs, sexual offences and fraud. Noted for his tenacity in court, Daniel is regularly instructed as leading junior in complex cases that require detailed analysis and examination of leading expert witnesses. Daniel is a Category 4 Prosecutor.

This case received local press coverage.