Foundry Chambers’ Anu Mohindru, led by Gordon Cole QC, secured the unanimous acquittal of England Cricketer Ben Stokes in under 3 hours.
The top cricketer’s case received worldwide media attention throughout his 6 day trial for affray at Bristol Crown Court.
The jury at Bristol Crown Court heard the incident described as “a sustained episode of significant violence”.
The prosecution said he was “drunk and enraged” after being refused entry back into Mbargo nightclub at 02:00 BST on 25 September. But Mr Stokes told the jury he had “stepped in” to defend two gay men who were being verbally abused and then had to defend himself from Mr Ali & Mr Hale, who were threatening violence.