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Death of Edward Bartley Jones QC
25 April 2017

It is with deep regret that Chambers announces the death of Edward Bartley Jones QC, who passed away peacefully on 22 April 2017. Edward was an immense presence at the Chancery Bar and within Chambers.  He will be missed with sadness and remembered with deep affection. Our deepest condolences are wit...

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Steven Crossley successfully represents North Wales Police Sergeant
21 April 2017

Steven Crossley successfully represents North Wales Police Sergeant  Sgt C, a custody sergeant, was alleged to have used excessive force amounting to Gross Misconduct in applying a "full nelson" wrestling technique to a detained person, causing h...

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Exchange Chambers welcomes family silk as Door Tenant
21 April 2017

Exchange Chambers has welcomed family law specialist Damian Garrido QC as a door tenant.  Damian was born and educated in Manchester before heading south to undertake his degree and train for the Bar. He has practiced from Chambers in Temple for 23 years, establishing a...

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Imran Shafi secures acquittal in duty evasion case
19 April 2017

Following a three week trial at Manchester Crown Court, Imran Shafi's client was acquitted of duty evasion. His client was indicted, together with others, of evading duty on over a million cigarettes and 500kg of tobacco. In total the lo...

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David Temkin and Ray Smith successfully prosecute Catholic priest for horrific sex abuse
18 April 2017

David Temkin and Ray Smith secured guilty verdicts to all counts on an Indictment containing offences of Buggery and Indecent Assault. The jury at Liverpool Crown Court convicted Father Michael Higginbottom, a former Catholic pries...

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Michael Rawlinson in successful trial defence of Detective Constable
18 April 2017

Michael Rawlinson from Exchange Chambers has successfully defended a Detective Constable from Humberside who was charged with an assault against his own son.  The trial involved the highly sensitive and difficult cross examination of both the 13-year-old complain...

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Lisa Linklater successfully opposes application to restrain use of privileged document given for inspection
11 April 2017

Lisa Linklater has successfully resisted an application for an injunction to restrain use of a privileged document given by the other party for inspection to her client.  The application was heard by HHJ Klein sitting as a High Court Judge in Leeds District Re...

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Rob Dudley successfully prosecutes Solicitors and accomplices in insurance fraud sham
11 April 2017

Rob Dudley from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted three complex and inter-connected conspiracies to defraud insurance companies with two contested trials which resulted in each of the Defendants, who maintained not guilty pleas, being convicted by the juri...

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Death of Ian Foster
7 April 2017

It is with deep regret that Exchange Chambers reports the death of Ian Foster.   Ian was a talented and popular barrister who was called to the Bar in 1988 and joined Chambers in 2001. Comments from Ian’s colleagues at Exchange Chambers include:  “I can barely remember a day in ...

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Leading Yorkshire Solicitor transfers to the Bar and joins Exchange Chambers
6 April 2017

One of Yorkshire’s leading criminal solicitors has transferred to the Bar and joined Exchange Chambers in Leeds. Sean Smith, Managing Partner at O’Garras Solicitors since 1999, has gained a reputation for dealing with...

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Record turnover for Exchange Chambers
6 April 2017

Exchange Chambers has announced record turnover of £28.7 million for the 2016/17 financial year - a rise of 12% on last year’s £25.7 million. The barristers’ Chambers, described as a “Northern powerhouse” by the independent legal directories, has now set its sights on further e...

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Marathon fundraiser for Exchange Chambers
4 April 2017

Barristers and staff from Exchange Chambers continued their fundraising initiatives for The Joshua Tree this weekend by running the Greater Manchester Marathon and the Liverpool Half Marathon. Stuart McCracken, John Waiting...

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Julian King joins Exchange Chambers as a new member
31 March 2017

Exchange Chambers has continued its expansion by welcoming Julian King as a new member.  Julian, who was called to the Bar in 2013, joins Exchange Chambers from St John’s Buildings.  Before becoming a barrister, he spe...

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Exchange Chambers barristers deliver bespoke training to Liverpool City Council
30 March 2017

On 29 March 2017 David Birrell and John Wyn Williams, barristers at Exchange Chambers, delivered bespoke training to over 50 solicitors and officers from Liverpool City C...

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2nd edition of Boundary Disputes, Practice and Precedents by William Hanbury now published
29 March 2017

The 2nd edition of Boundary Disputes, Practice and Precedents by William Hanbury has now been published. Available from The Law Society Bookshop, the s...

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Exchange Chambers barristers act in major drugs trial
27 March 2017

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have acted in a major drugs trial at Leeds Crown Court. Keith Boots, a police inspector, was responsible for seizing and disposing of drugs for West Yorkshire Police, but instead stole them to supply back to criminal gangs. When colleagues raided his Bradford home they fo...

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Steven Fennell to address Insolvency Lawyers’ Association Conference
27 March 2017

Steven Fennell from Exchange Chambers will be a guest speaker at this week’s Academic Forum and Annual Conference hosted by the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association....

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Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers acts in terrorism trial
27 March 2017

Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers represented Ijaz Khan, 28, who pleaded guilty to preparing for acts of terrorism at Leeds Crown Court. Khan, 28, made arrangements to travel from Bradford to Syria and obtained money to fund this journey from his wife, Afsheen....

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Simon Lewis and Chloe Fordham appointed to national sports disciplinary panel
23 March 2017

Simon Lewis and Chloe Fordham from Exchange Chambers have been appointed to the disciplinary panel for England Boxing. The panel deals with matters to be heard under the England Boxing disciplinary procedures at a national, regional...

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Rupert Bowers QC joins Exchange Chambers as a Door Tenant
23 March 2017

Exchange Chambers has further strengthened its criminal and regulatory expertise by welcoming Rupert Bowers QC as a door tenant. Called to the Bar in 1995, Rupert maintains a broad practice undertaking business and financial crime and extradition with expertise in ancillary matters associated with criminal invest...

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George Rowell joins Exchange Chambers as a new member
20 March 2017

Exchange Chambers has continued its expansion by welcoming George Rowell as a new member. Called to the Bar in 2004, George is a commercial and chancery barrister with particular expertis...

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Exchange Chambers hosts Modern Slavery Act Seminar
17 March 2017

Exchange Chambers hosted its Modern Slavery Act Seminar 2017 in Manchester yesterday. The well attended event -  which included presentations from Exchange Chambers barristers John Wyn Williams, Peter Killen an...

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Steven Crossley in successful defence of Police Sergeant
10 March 2017

Sergeant M, of Lincolnshire Police, was charged with the Common Assault of a detained person. The principal evidence came from a Police Constable who alleged that following a verbal complaint of assault by a detained person, the Sergeant had said the words "No, this is an assault" and then punched the det...

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Discount Rate Seminar takes place in Manchester
9 March 2017

Over 70 delegates attended Exchange Chambers’ Discount Rate Seminar at the  Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester this week. The half day ev...

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Leading mediator joins Exchange Chambers
8 March 2017

Exchange Chambers has welcomed one of the UK’s top independent mediators as a new member. Paul Johnson, who joins from Kings C...

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Exchange Chambers holds Charity Wine Tasting Evening
6 March 2017

Exchange Chambers has continued its fundraising programme for official charity, The Joshua Tree, with a wine tasting at Veeno, Castle Street, Liverpool. The event, which was attended by barristers from Exchange Chambers and solicitors from law firms throughout Liverpool, raised over £900 ...

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Steven Fennell provides keynote address at North East Commercial Bar Association Seminar
3 March 2017

Steven Fennell from Exchange Chambers was one of two keynote speaker at the North East Commercial Bar Association’s first seminar of 2017 last night. Steven spoke about updates on freezing injun...

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Michael Rawlinson successfully represents Custody Sergeant in Police Misconduct case
2 March 2017

Michael Rawlinson from Exchange Chambers has successfully represented a Lancashire Custody Sergeant, who faced dismissal weeks prior to retirement, after he admitted misconduct in failing to record significant information on a custody record and risk assessment. ...

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Swift expansion for Exchange Chambers
1 March 2017

Exchange Chambers has continued its fast paced expansion by welcoming criminal and regulatory specialist Steven Swift as a new member. Steven was called to the Bar in ...

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Paul Hodgkinson secures Not Guilty verdicts in footballer sex offences trial
1 March 2017

Paul Hodgkinson from Exchange Chambers has successfully defended a former League One footballer accused of grooming a 14-year-old girl into performing a sex act in his car. Former Oldham Athletic midfielder Jack Tuohy, 20, was found not guilty of a string of...

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David Temkin secures successful outcome in Health and Safety case
24 February 2017

David Temkin has successfully represented a private housebuilding company, Select Quality Homes Ltd. The company was prosecuted by the HSE for breach of Regulation 6 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and breach of a Proh...

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Lisa Linklater appears in precedent corporate insolvency decision of Norris J
20 February 2017

Lisa Linklater has represented the applicant administrators in the recently reported decision of Norris J in the Leeds District Registry in Re Graico Property Co Ltd (in administration) [2016] EWHC 2827 (Ch) (reporte...

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David Toal successfully acts for General Medical Council at Fitness to Practice Hearing
16 February 2017

David Toal from Exchange Chambers has acted for the General Medical Council in a Fitness to Practice hearing against a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. The hearing lasted for 7 days and related to allegations...

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Mark Rhind secures acquittal in Trading Standards Prosecution
13 February 2017

Mark Rhind from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Farleys Solicitors, has secured an acquittal for his client in a Trading Standards prosecution. Trading Standards Scambusters team carried out a major investigation in to Ther...

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Exchange Chambers barristers act in Autofocus trial over 'widespread perversion of justice'
13 February 2017

John Charles Rees QC and Guy Vickers from Exchange Chambers are acting for Accident Exchange in a trial against seven former Autofocus employees for contempt of court at the Royal Courts of Justice. In ...

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Amanda Yip QC and David Knifton secure approval of £3.5m settlement for brain-injured client
9 February 2017

Amanda Yip QC and David Knifton from Exchange Chambers have secured a settlement of £3.5 million for a woman who suffered a severe brain injury when she was struck by a car whilst crossing the road...

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Success for Nick Johnson QC in dual cause homicide case
1 February 2017

Exchange Chambers’ Nick Johnson QC has successfully led the prosecution of a child, three teenagers and a driver for events which led to the death of a man in Ashton under Lyne. The deceased, Bradley Moore, was seen on CCTV being bullied by the four youngsters ou...

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Pankaj Madan to address British Pain Society
31 January 2017

Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers will be addressing the British Pain Society’s 50th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting on 3 May 2017. Pankaj will be delivering an interactive ses...

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Personal Injury Newsletter - January 2017
27 January 2017

In the January 2017 edition: Dr Kevin Naylor on the doctrine of fully informed consent in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board. ...

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Steven Crossley successfully represents South Yorkshire Police Officer
24 January 2017

Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers has represented a South Yorkshire Officer who admitted Misconduct by calling his female Sergeant "sweetcheeks" and making reference to her clothing. The Officer denied making a comment alleged to have constituted...

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Murder defence for Nick Johnson QC
24 January 2017

Nick Johnson QC from Exchange Chambers has been instructed by Howard & Byrne Solicitors to act for the defence of the 15 year old girl charged with the murder of 7 year old Katie Rough....

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Robert Dudley secures guilty verdict in rape trial
24 January 2017

Robert Dudley from Exchange Chambers has secured a guilty verdict in a rape trial at Liverpool Crown Court. Yassar Murat Ayuc, 49, targeted a vulnerable victim, giving her a lift in a car to a secluded spot near Rock Ferry Oil Terminal where he raped her. ...

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Laura Gooding returns to Chambers following maternity leave
18 January 2017

Laura Gooding has returned to Chambers following a period of maternity leave. Laura, who was called to the Bar in 2001, specialises in personal injury...

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Louis Browne appointed as Queen’s Counsel
13 January 2017

Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers has been appointed as Queen's Counsel by Her Majesty the Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Elizabeth Truss, following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel.     ...

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Exchange Chambers barristers defend in film investment scheme prosecution
6 January 2017

Barristers from Exchange Chambers are acting for a range of defendants charged with tax fraud following a multi-million pound film investment scheme. In total, ten defendants are facing charges of conspiracy to cheat the revenue.  An application to dismiss the charges will be at heard at Birmingham Crown Cou...

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Pankaj Madan publishes first book - A Practical Guide to Subtle Brain Injury Claims
5 January 2017

Barrister Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers has published his first book, ...

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Nick Johnson QC secures murder convictions in multi-handed shooting
5 January 2017

Nick Johnson QC, having taken silk just last year, has already been instructed in a number of murder trials as leading counsel, including successfully prosecuting three defendants charged with murder in a trial which was completed last month at Teesside Crown Court. Th...

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Christmas collection raises £3250 for The Joshua Tree
3 January 2017

Exchange Chambers has raised £3250 for its official charity, The Joshua Tree, through its annual Christmas collection.  The Joshua Tree supports Cheshire families living with the life-changing experience of ch...

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Andrew Ward obtains settlement in a Vnuk type personal injury claim
3 January 2017

Andrew Ward of Exchange Chambers has obtained a substantial settlement in a legally complex personal injury claim concerning the scope of compulsory insurance under the Road Traffic Act 1988. The claimant (“BM”...

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David Knifton secures settlement for Army Captain in claim against Ministry of Defence
23 December 2016

David Knifton from Exchange Chambers has secured a settlement of £2.35 million for an Army Captain who was seriously injured after a climbing accident on Ben Nevis. MS, 33, suffered a severe brain injury and multiple orthopaedic injuries when he f...

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John Wyn Williams secures acquittal for residential worker facing sexual assault charges
16 December 2016

John Wyn Williams appeared on behalf of NK in a trial alleging that he had sexually assaulted another member of staff over a period of 7 years. Following a four day trial in Chester Crown Court the Jury unanimously acquitted him of...

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Success for Lawrence McDonald at Court of Appeal
12 December 2016

Lawrence McDonald from Exchange Chambers has successfully acted for his client at both the court of first instance and the Court of Appeal. In the case of Armchair Answercall Limited (the appellant) and People in Mind Limited (the respondent), ...

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Carly Sandbach appears in Court of Appeal
12 December 2016

Carly Sandbach from Exchange Chambers appeared in the Court of Appeal in the case of Simpson v Simpson & Ors last week. Acting for Graeme and Glenys Simpson, the case was heard by Lord Justice Jackson, Lord Justice Patten and L...

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Louise Metcalf from Exchange Chambers appointed as District Judge
7 December 2016

The Queen has appointed Louise Karen Metcalf from Exchange Chambers to be a District Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. The...

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Alex Williams represents Liverpool City Council at Inquest
6 December 2016

Alex Williams from Exchange Chambers has represented Liverpool City Council at the Inquest in to the death of Maureen Umosoh who was a resident at the Beechwood Specialist Care Home. Mrs Umosoh, a dementia patient, was found dead after walking out of the care home on 16...

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David Birrell, John Wyn Williams, Peter Killen and Robert Wyn Jones act in Modern Slavery trial
1 December 2016

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have represented a range of clients in a Modern Slavery trial at Nottingham Crown Court. David Birrell, instructed by Quinn Melville, represented NP (one of 12 defendants), a Viet...

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Exchange Chambers appoints Dr John Tribe as Academic Associate
30 November 2016

Exchange Chambers has appointed Dr John Tribe, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, as an Academic Associate. Dr John Tribe is a leading researcher on insolvency law in the United Kingdom and has published widely on personal and corporate insolvency. He is also one of the joint editors of Muir H...

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Delegates welcomed to Liverpool for flagship Local Government & Social Housing seminar
30 November 2016

Over 250 delegates gathered at Liverpool Town Hall on Friday 25th November 2016 for Exchange Chambers’ Annual Local Government and Social Housing Conference. The event, now in its 11th year, is a sector focused national...

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David Potter and Rob Dudley prosecute first successful convictions in Merseyside under Modern Slavery Act 2015
28 November 2016

David Potter and Rob Dudley from Exchange Chambers has prosecuted the first case to secure convictions in Merseyside under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. At Liverpool Crown Court on 28th Novemb...

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Exchange Chambers barristers act in Liverpool gang trial
21 November 2016

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have acted in a guns and drugs gang trial at Liverpool Crown Court. Mark Ainsworth and Martine Snowdon prosecuted members of Bootle’s notorious Fernhill Gang who w...

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Exchange Chambers barristers secure murder acquittal for client
21 November 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 a retrial, Scott Chapman was cleared of the ...

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Daniel Prowse secures acquittal for client facing armed robbery charges
18 November 2016

After a four week trial at Preston Crown Court, Daniel Prowse from Exchange Chambers has secured  an acquittal for his client on charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and assisting an offender.  The charges related to the armed robbery of a cash-in-t...

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Wayne Jackson successfully defends client in rape trial
16 November 2016

Wayne Jackson from Exchange Chambers has successfully defended his client in a trial at Bolton Crown Court involving allegations of rape and assault by penetration. The offences had allegedly followed on from...

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Annual Insolvency Conference attracts over 100 delegates
10 November 2016

Exchange Chambers last week staged its Annual Insolvency Conference in Manchester and Leeds.  The long-standing event, which was attended by over 100 delegates, included talks from six members of Exchange Chambers’ dedicated insolvency team - ...

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Simon Berkson appointed as Circuit Judge
7 November 2016

The Queen has appointed Simon Berkson from Exchange Chambers to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. The Lord Chi...

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Philip Parry appointed as Circuit Judge
7 November 2016

The Queen has appointed Philip Parry from Exchange Chambers to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. The Lord Chief...

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Steven Crossley in successful defence
7 November 2016

Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers successfully represented PC James Ellerton, of Merseyside Police, in his trial for Dangerous Driving at Liverpool Crown Court. PC Ellerton struck a scrambler motorcycle being ridden by Devere Ogungboro ...

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David Toal successfully defends client against charges of rape, indecent assault and child cruelty
4 November 2016

David Toal from Exchange Chambers has successfully defended his client in a trial at Manchester Crown Court involving allegations of rape, indecent assault and child cruelty. The Defendant was charged with a number of offences dating back to between 1999 and 2004...

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Record Rankings in Chambers UK
3 November 2016

Exchange Chambers has secured its highest ever rankings in this year’s Chambers UK. With a number of Band 1 rankings across the Northern and North Eastern circuits, Exchange Chambers is praised for its “stellar reputation” and “broad sele...

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Eight murder trials for Exchange Chambers barristers
1 November 2016

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have been involved in eight separate murder trials in recent weeks, some of which are still ongoing. Gordon Cole QC, ...

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Nicholas Francis QC appointed to the High Court Bench
1 November 2016

Nicholas Francis QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court. He has been assigned to the Family Division and will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Francis. ...

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Andrew Williams writes for Property Law Journal
31 October 2016

Andrew Williams’ article on Commercial Landlord & Tenant Dilapidations Claims is published in the November 2016 edition of Property Law Journal.   Andrew’s 5-pag...

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Paul Kirtley acts for officer who keeps job after Poppi Worthington performance proceedings
26 October 2016

Cumbria Constabulary can confirm that performance proceedings have been concluded into the competence of an officer’s performance in the initial investigation into the circumstances around the death of Poppi Worthington in December 2012.  Paul Kirtley...

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Paul Burns to speak at Northwest Housing Conference 2016
25 October 2016

Paul Burns (Head of the Local Government & Social Housing Department at Exchange Chambers) will be speaking with...

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Ray Smith joins Exchange Chambers
24 October 2016

Exchange Chambers has welcomed criminal and regulatory specialist Ray Smith as a new member. Formerly both a solicitor and barrister in his native Australia, Ray was called to the UK Bar in 2013.    He joins Exchange Chambers from 9 Bedford Row in London.  In an interesting and varied career, ...

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Exchange Chambers welcomes Stella Hayden as new member
24 October 2016

Exchange Chambers has continued its expansion by welcoming Stella Hayden as a new member. Called to the Bar in 2009, Stella joins Exchange Chambers from Furnival Chambers in London. Stella is a busy criminal and regulatory advocate who has established a successful practice across both disciplines. ...

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Exchange Chambers welcomes leading Silk as door tenant
24 October 2016

Exchange Chambers has welcomed Robert O’Sullivan QC as a door tenant. Robert is a specialist trial advocate in the prosecution and defence of serious and complex fraud cases. He also advises on the law and case strategy pre-charge, including on cross-jurisdictional issues relating to evidence and justiciabi...

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Exchange Chambers Annual Insolvency Conference 2016
19 October 2016

Join us for our annual Insolvency Conference 2016 with talks from six members of our specialist Insolvency Department. We are also pleased to welcome back our Professorial Associate, Professor...

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Sara Dodd appointed as Circuit Judge
18 October 2016

The Queen has appointed Sara Dodd from Exchange Chambers to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. The Lord...

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Successful defence of North Yorkshire Police Officer at Police Misconduct Hearing for Michael Rawlinson
13 October 2016

Michael Rawlinson, from Exchange Chambers, has successfully defended a North Yorkshire Police Constable who faced dismissal, after being accused of two allegations of gross misconduct and three further allegations...

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“Registration gap” ruling in High Court
12 October 2016

A High Court judge has ruled that a notice to quit served on a tenant farmer was invalid because the new owners of the land served it before their purchase had been properly registered. The case is a test of the legal implications of the so-called “registration gap”, the time taken between the complet...

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Personal Injury Newsletter - October 2016
12 October 2016

In the October 2016 edition of the Personal Injury Newsletter:   The Keys to the House: Interim Payments for Accommodation - Amanda Yip QC SKR and its implications in catast...

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Welsh lawyers asked to help competition law awareness
11 October 2016

Lawyers in Wales are being asked to help promote awareness of new competition law compliance materials to their business clients. Over 60 law firms headquartered in Wales will be contacted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), and encouraged to share the CMA’s competition law information with thei...

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Exchange Chambers hosts full day personal injury seminar on the art of advocacy and winning cases
7 October 2016

Over 100 delegates attended Exchange Chambers’ Personal Injury Seminar 2016 - focused on the art of advocacy and winning cases - yesterday. The event, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester,  featured talks from Exchange Chambers’ four personal injury si...

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Record half year performance for Exchange Chambers
4 October 2016

Exchange Chambers has announced record half year turnover of £13.65 million. The Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds based Set is on target to exceed last year’s turnover of £25.7 million, having continued its ongoing expansion strategy in recent months. “Chambers has performed strongl...

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Exchange Chambers raises £11,700 for The Joshua Tree
3 October 2016

Exchange Chambers has raised £11,700 through its first fundraising initiative for The Joshua Tree, the Set’s official charity. The Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds based Chambers arranged an online auction thanks to a wide ...

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Exchange Chambers targets further expansion in Leeds
29 September 2016

Exchange Chambers has signalled its intent to further expand in Leeds by taking an additional 2000 sq ft of space at Oxford House, Oxford Row. Exchange Chambers opened in Leeds in 2010 and now has 29 barristers covering a wide range of practice areas including ...

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Property Law Bulletin - September 2016
28 September 2016

In the September edition of our Property Law Bulletin: Flood Fire Damage to Property and the Non-negligent Defendant - Anthony Elleray QC Residential Possession Proceedings - the End of the Shorthol...

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Exchange Chambers shortlisted for Regional Set of the Year Award
21 September 2016

Exchange Chambers has been shortlisted for Regional Set of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards. The awards are based on research for the 2017 edition of Chambers UK Bar - which will be published on...

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Exchange Chambers barristers act in HSE traffic management prosecution
20 September 2016

The Health and Safety Executive prosecution of alleged failings in traffic management procedures during resurfacing works at Queen’s Drive, Liverpool, begins today at Liverpool Crown Court. John Jones...

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General Dental Council appointment for Ashley Serr
20 September 2016

Ashley Serr from Exchange Chambers has been appointed to the General Dental Council (GDC) as a legal advisor to their fitness to practice panel. The GDC regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the United Kingdom setting and enforcing standards of dental practice...

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Michael Rawlinson acts for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in complex jury inquest
15 September 2016

Michael Rawlinson from Exchange Chambers has represented Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust at a three week long jury inquest. Jagdip Randhawa, 19, from Hounslow, London, died after hitting his head on a concrete path after...

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Record Legal 500 2016 rankings for Exchange Chambers
15 September 2016

Exchange Chambers has secured its highest ever rankings in the newly released, Legal 500, out this week. The Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds based Set is described as a “...

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Alex Williams becomes a full member at Exchange Chambers
12 September 2016

Alex Williams has successfully completed his pupillage and become a full member at Exchange Chambers. Alex commenced a mixed common law pupillage in September 2015 and gained experience in different practice areas, including a broad rang...

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Exchange Chambers further strengthens criminal department
7 September 2016

Exchange Chambers has further strengthened its criminal department with the arrival of Daniel Prowse as a new member. Called to the Bar in 2004, Daniel joins Exchange Chambers from Forbes Solicitors where he has been in-house counsel since ...

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Murder defence for Gordon Cole QC
30 August 2016

Gordon Cole QC from Exchange Chambers represented defendant Sarah Williams in a high profile murder trial at Preston Crown Court. Williams, 35, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of ...

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Further expansion for Exchange Chambers in Leeds as it welcomes two new tenants
15 August 2016

Exchange Chambers has continued its expansion in Leeds by welcoming Fiona Clancy and Rachel Webster. Fiona Clancy was called to the Bar in 2013 and joins Exchange Chambers from 37 Park Square Chambers.  Her expansive practice covers criminal law, prison law, ...

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'Cold Case Review' appearance at the Old Bailey for Exchange Chambers Barristers Nick Johnson QC & Michael Rawlinson
10 August 2016

Nick Johnson QC,  leading Michael Rawlinson, also from Exchange Chambers, appeared this week at the Old Bailey before the Recorder of London, HHJ Nicholas Hilliard QC, in a complex 'Cold Case Review’ matter concerning historical allegations of attempted murder and rape of an 86-year-old...

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Michael Rawlinson represents bereaved family at high-profile inquest: jury return scathing conclusion of suicide contributed to by neglect
9 August 2016

Michael Rawlinson from Exchange Chambers has represented the family of Michael McMonigle, a popular school teacher, at the inquest in to his death. Mr McMonigle, who worked at Hurworth School, near Darlington was treated for anxiety and depression at ...

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Guy Vickers in credit hire “supercar” case success
3 August 2016

Guy Vickers from Exchange Chambers has successfully acted in a case which has further clarified the rules under which the party-at-fault in a road traffic accident may  be responsible for the non-fault party’s credit hire fees. Charles Gow owne...

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Successful Judicial Review for Steven Crossley
2 August 2016

The misconduct charges brought against a former police officer wrongly convicted of rape were unlawful and the decision not to reinstate him was wrong, according to a Judicial Review of a decision by the Police Appeals Tribunal. Steven Crossley from Exchange...

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Steven Fennell shortlisted for Insolvency Barrister of the Year Award
27 July 2016

Steven Fennell from Exchange Chambers has been shortlisted for the prestigious Insolvency Barrister of the Year Award at the Turnaro...

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Louis Browne acts for Ministry of Justice in Article 2 ECHR Judicial Review
27 July 2016

Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers has secured an important judicial review success for the Ministry of Justice at the Royal Courts of Justice. In the case of Zifforah Tyrrell and HM Senior Coroner County Durham and Darlington and The Ministry of Ju...

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Lengthy sentence in Steve McNally prosecution
26 July 2016

Steve McNally from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted a cage fighter who knocked out a policeman before running him over – after attacking his own mum and dad on Christmas Day. Also sentenced for his part in supplying Cocaine, drug dealer Jo...

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Exchange Chambers barristers secure murder conviction
26 July 2016

Simon Medland QC (lead counsel) and Steve McNally from Exchange Chambers have secured a murder conviction in a trial at Preston Crown Court. Robert Kay, 48, knifed Ian Dollery, 51, more than 30 times in a...

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Steve McNally successfully prosecutes cocaine and heroin gang case
26 July 2016

In a case prosecuted by Exchange Chambers barrister Steve McNally, a gang who sold super strength cocaine and a kilo of heroin to undercover police officers have been jailed for a total of 55 years. Merseyside Police recovered £21,000 of cocaine, &poun...

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Exchange Chambers barrister braves the high seas
21 July 2016

Lawrence McDonald, a commercial barrister at Exchange Chambers, has set sail on one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other – the ...

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Success for Andrew Ward in the Court of Appeal on a matter of civil jury irregularity
21 July 2016

Andrew Ward of Exchange Chambers successfully defended the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) against allegations brought by the claimant (“DB”) of malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office at a...

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Case Note: McDonald (by her litigation friend Duncan J McDonald) v McDonald and others [2016] UKSC 28
20 July 2016

The Supreme Court has held that where a private sector owner brings a claim for possession against a residential occupier, a court is not required to consider the proportionality of evicting the occupier in the light of section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights....

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Sarah Barlow prosecutes Primark kidnap case
19 July 2016

In a case prosecuted by Sarah Barlow from Exchange Chambers, two girls who kidnapped a toddler from a Primark store have been detained for three years and three months. Sentencing the pair, aged 13 and 14, the judge at Newcastle Crown Court...

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Ian Harris addresses Liverpool City Council
13 July 2016

Ian Harris from Exchange Chambers recently addressed a Liverpool City Council safeguarding meeting. Ian was asked to deliver some training on relevant sections of the Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015 that deal with the creat...

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Success for Giles Maynard-Connor at Court of Appeal
13 July 2016

Giles Maynard-Connor from Exchange Chambers has secured a success for his clients at the Court of Appeal. Giles represented the respondents in the case of Turvill v Bird [2016] EWCA Civ 703. A summary of t...

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Andrew Jebb secures acquittal for client after two week trial
13 July 2016

Andrew Jebb from Exchange Chambers has secured an acquittal for his client after a two week trial at Derby Crown Court.  The defendant was found not guilty of laundering £2.4 million - said to the proceeds of crime - and disho...

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Barristers get on their bikes for charity
11 July 2016

A group of 18 barristers, family and friends from Exchange Chambers completed the Christie Manchester to Blackpool bike ride yesterday, raising over £5,000 for the charity. The Christie Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride is The Christie charity’s largest cycling event, attended by over 6,000 cyclists e...

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Ceri Widdett to speak at Personnel Today Webinar
8 July 2016

Ceri Widdett from Exchange Chambers will be speaking at Personnel Today’s webinar on sickness absence management next week. This webinar, in association with Cascade HR, takes place at 2 pm on Tuesday 12 July.  It w...

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David Temkin secures acquittal of detective constable facing multiple computer misuse allegations
8 July 2016

David Temkin from Exchange Chambers has secured the acquittal of a detective constable of 20 years’ service charged with serious allegations of computer misuse between 2013 and 2015. The investigation was commenced by th...

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Fraud acquittal secured by Adrian Farrow
6 July 2016

After a week-long trial in Leeds Crown Court, Adrian Farrow obtained not guilty verdicts for a man‎ said by the prosecution to have been a courier in a banking fraud in West Yorkshire.  Adrian's client was one of 7 all...

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Steven Crossley successfully defends in Police Misconduct Hearings
4 July 2016

In June, Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers successfully represented police officers from West Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Police. In West Yorkshire, the officer was accused of breaches of Honesty and Integrity and Disc...

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Steven Crossley and Holly Betke secure acquittals in “mock crucifixion” trial
1 July 2016

Steven Crossley and Holly Betke from Exchange Chambers have secured acquittals in a high profile “mock crucifixion” trial. It was alleged that the defendants forcibly taped the Complainant to a wooden ...

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Benjamin Myers QC successfully defends against historic allegations of abuse
1 July 2016

Exchange Chambers silk, Benjamin Myers QC, has secured the acquittal of a man faced with charges of sexual and physical assault after a trial into historic allegations of abuse.   The man, who had never been in trouble with the police before, had been confronted wit...

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Personal Injury Newsletter - Summer 2016
1 July 2016

In the Summer 2016 edition: Head of Chambers Bill Braithwaite QC considers the recent decision in relation to causation in Williams v Bermuda Hospital [2016] UKPC 4 MM v SH & RSA Insurance Ltd...

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Imran Shafi secures acquittal in Hatton Garden gold bars trial
24 June 2016

Following a two week trial at Southwark Crown Court, Imran Shafi's client was acquitted of converting £1.5 million worth of gold in to cash. The Colombian defendants were alleged to be smelting and then selling wholesale amounts of stolen gold before transferring the proceeds...

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Exchange Chambers barristers secure acquittals in large scale fraud trial
23 June 2016

Following a ten week trial, Charlotte Kenny and John Wyn Williams from Exchange Chambers have secured acquittals for their clients in an alleged £3.5 million land banking fraud. Both clients were found not guilty of pl...

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Yorkshire and Humber-based lawyers asked to help raise competition law awareness
15 June 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it is drafting in the support of law firms in Yorkshire and the Humber to improve familiarity with competition rules particularly among their SME clients.   Commenting on the CMA’s ongoing drive to boost awareness of, and compliance with, c...

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Michael Lavery defends in Manchester murder case
14 June 2016

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers has defended in a murder ...

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Will Waldron QC appointed Joint Vice-Chair of College of Advocacy
13 June 2016

Will Waldron QC has been appointed Joint-Vice Chair of the new Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) run by the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC). The College of Advocacy replaces the long-established Advocacy Training Council (ATC)...

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Exchange Chambers names The Joshua Tree as its official charity
10 June 2016

Exchange Chambers has selected The Joshua Tree as its official charity. The partnership, which will run for the next two years, will see Exchange Chambers organise a series of fundraising events. The Joshua Tree supports Cheshire families living with the life-changing experience of childhood...

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Michael Lavery secures not guilty verdicts in perverting the course of public justice trial
8 June 2016

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers has secured not guilty verdicts for his client, Zoe Wilkinson, on two charges of doing an act intended to pervert the course of public justice. Ms Wilkinson, 30 was on trial along with her partner, Ri...

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Ashley Serr successfully acts for defendant in sexual discrimination claim
8 June 2016

In the case of Blackpool v Baines Manchester ET 2016, a Tribunal determining an equal pay case has ruled for what is believed to be the first time that the Hay method of job evaluation is 'analytical' within the meaning of s.131 of the EqA. The ruling is significant as Hay is the most frequently used 'JES' in the world....

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London barrister makes the Exchange to Manchester
31 May 2016

Exchange Chambers has continued to strengthen its commercial department in Manchester with the arrival of Greg Plunkett as a new member. Greg joins Exchange Chambers from Selborne Chambers in London.  With extensive experience in complex and high value claims, Greg’s practice covers commercial ...

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Exchange Chambers barristers act in armed ambush liability only trial
27 May 2016

Christian Taylor and Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers have acted in a liability only trial involving the armed ambush of a prison...

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Imran Shafi secures only acquittal in Halifax grooming trial
27 May 2016

Imran Shafi has secured the only acquittal in a grooming trial in Halifax. Following a three week trial before HHJ Marson QC, Mr Shafi's client was the only defendant to be acquitted of serious sexual offences by the Jury. Operation Harehills w...

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Winterburn v Bennett [2016] EWCA Civ 482, [2016] WLR(D) 297 – a win for Bruce Walker in the Court of Appeal on “no parking” signs preventing acquisition of parking easements by prescription, by making use contentious
25 May 2016

On 25/5/2016 the Court of Appeal gave judgment on whether “no parking” signs which are ignored can prevent the acquisition of a prescriptive easement to park – in short, whether the signs make user contentious or vi. When collecting their food, customers of a fish & chip shop in Kei...

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Court v van Dijk: Bruce Walker wins in the Court of Appeal on flooding nuisance and pipe easements
24 May 2016

On 5/5/2016 Bruce Walker represented the Appellant / Defendant, Mrs Court, in the Court of Appeal.  The claim had been for interference with a pipe easement and nuisance by flooding.  Mrs Court’s neighbour had ...

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Barrister’s debut novel recognised by Crime Writers Association
23 May 2016

The legal thriller, ‘Death by Dangerous’ by Exchange Chambers barrister and driving specialist, Oliver Jarvis has been long listed for the 2016 Crime Writers Association’s Debut Dagger. ...

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Alfred Weiss successfully defends in case involving measure of damages where a chattel is converted
16 May 2016

In Sami v Lone, a multi-track claim heard at the Leeds County Court on 9th May 2015, the Court was faced with the question of how to assess damages where a chattel had been unlawfully converted but there was no claim for loss of profits or other special damages arising out of the conversion.  The owner of...

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Exchange Chambers barristers making a “life changing difference” says charity CEO
11 May 2016

Mark Lever, Chief Executive of the National Autistic Society (NAS), yesterday praised the “life changing difference” barristers at Exchange Chambers are making to autistic children and their families by providing free legal representation at hearings into their educational needs. Speaking at an event ...

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Bruce Walker in the Court of Appeal on pipe easements and flooding nuisance
10 May 2016

Bruce Walker was in the Court of Appeal on 5/5/2016, representing the appellant / defendant, Mrs Court.  The claim had been for interference with a pipe easement and nuisance by flooding.  Mrs Court’s neighbour had renovated hi...

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Ian Harris and Simon Berkson secure acquittals in conspiracy to defraud trial
9 May 2016

Ian Harris and Simon Berkson from Exchange Chambers have secured acquittals for their clients in a complex conspiracy to defraud trial. The two defendants ...

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Member of Chambers in Panama for Transnational Crime Conference
6 May 2016

Nick Johnson QC, one of Exchange Chambers' criminal silks who specialises in multi jurisdictional criminal and related investigations, will be attending the Inter...

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Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited fined £2.6m in case prosecuted by Adrian Farrow
6 May 2016

HHJ Mark Brown, the Honorary Recorder of Preston imposed a fine of £2.6m and costs on part of the Balfour Beatty Group in relation to breaches of Health and Safety legislation in a case prosecuted by Adrian Farrow at Presto...

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Exchange Chambers barristers in successful defence
4 May 2016

Paul Hodgkinson from Exchange Chambers, led by Anthony Metzer QC, a door tenant at Exchange Chambers,  has secured a not guilty verdict for his client in a conspiracy to murder trial.    In a trial lasting 6 we...

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Bill Hanbury appears in appeal in registration gap case
3 May 2016

In April Bill Hanbury appeared in appeal on whether a notice to quit can be served by transferee prior to registration. The case is potentially of major importance to landlords (and tenants) following Brown and ...

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Personal Injury Newsletter - Spring 2016
1 May 2016

In the Spring 2016 edition: Will Waldron QC writes a 12 step programme for good experts. Andrew Williams ...

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£2.2 million settlement for Will Waldron QC and Pankaj Madan
28 April 2016

Will Waldron QC and Pankaj Madan of Exchange Chambers have recently secured a settlement of around £2.2 million at JSM for a c...

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Steven Crossley in successful defence of South Yorkshire Firearms Officer
27 April 2016

Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers has successfully defended a South Yorkshire Firearms Officer accused of gross misconduct. The Officer had used force against an individual he genuinely believed was attempting to remove his police i...

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Northeast lawyers asked to help raise competition law awareness
26 April 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today announced that it is drafting in the support of law firms in the Northeast of England to improve familiarity with competition rules particularl...

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Paul Burns to speak at Manchester Housing Quality Network event
20 April 2016

Paul Burns (Head of the Local Government & Social Housing Department at Exchange Chambers) will be speaking on &...

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Exchange Chambers barristers deliver talk to Premiership Football Club
19 April 2016

Paul Hodgkinson and Caroline Gee, barristers at Exchange Chambers, have delivered a presentation to the Under 21 team at a Premiership club. ...

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David Went recommended in Who's Who Legal: UK Bar 2016
11 April 2016

David Went from Exchange Chambers has been included in the list of the UK’s leading competition law barristers by Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2016 - David is the only barrister outside London to have been included in the list.   ...

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Successful Defences in Police Misconduct Hearings for Steven Crossley
6 April 2016

In March, Steven Crossley successfully defended a South Yorkshire Inspector against allegations of dishonesty. It was argued that the Inspector’s admitted acts constituted lesser breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour and, aft...

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Misconduct charges against Ceri Widdett's client not proved at NMC
4 April 2016

Allegations of dishonesty against a registered nurse, represented by Ceri Widdett from Exchange Chambers, have been found not proved at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The NMC holds fitness to practice hearings where a nurse has fa...

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Pupillage Application 2016/17 now open
4 April 2016

We are now inviting applications for Pupillage. The closing date is Wednesday 4 May 2016. To apply, please visit our recruitment page where you will find the Application Form under 'Pupillage'. If you require further information, please contact...

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Successful prosecution for Nick Johnson QC and Stephen Grattage
1 April 2016

Nick Johnson QC and Stephen Grattage from Exchange Chambers have successfully prosecuted a major drugs conspiracy and firearms case. Jacob Mains, 28, Paul Mc...

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Robert Golinski prosecutes trafficking case in which three men are jailed for a total of 53 years
31 March 2016

Robert Golinski from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted a case in which two young women believed they were starting a new life in the UK, but were instead brutally raped and subjected to violence. Marcus Petre, 26,...

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John Wyn Williams acts for company director in fraud trial
29 March 2016

John Wyn Williams from Exchange Chambers has acted for company director Darren Price, who has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison for fraud.  His fellow company director and co-defendant, John David Hulme, was sentenced...

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Paul Burns advises and represents Wigan Council in multiple without notice anti-social behaviour injunction applications
24 March 2016

In one of the first without notice mixed age group injunction applications brought before the civil courts in the North a group comprising one adult and youths aged between 16 and 17 years old have now been issued with final injunctions and powers of arrest under Section 1 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 20...

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Exchange Chambers boosts Manchester commercial team with new tenant
23 March 2016

Exchange Chambers has continued the expansion of its commercial department in Manchester by welcoming barrister James Malam as a tenant. James, who was called to the...

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Successful application to dismiss for Imran Shafi
23 March 2016

Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers has successfully applied to dismiss a serious ‘group attack’ section 18 charge in respect of his client.  Following submissions highlighting the inadequacy of the identification evidence, t...

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Health and Safety prosecution for Kevin Slack
22 March 2016

Kevin Slack from Exchange Chambers has represented the Health and Safety Executive in one of the first cases in which the new Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines, which came into force on 1 February 2016, have been applied to a large...

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Attempted murder prosecution for Christopher Tehrani QC
21 March 2016

Christopher Tehrani QC from Exchange Chambers has prosecuted an attempted murder case in which a woman threw her young child head first on the ground, causing serious injuries.  Kim Clark, 34, had denied attempted mu...

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Man jailed for life for 'body in the boot' murder
21 March 2016

In a case prosecuted by Christopher Tehrani QC from Exchange Chambers, a man has been sentenced to life in prison after strangling a vulnerable woman with her hair straighteners and then driving arou...

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Damages claim against Secretary of State for Justice dismissed
18 March 2016

In the first case of its kind, Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers has successfully argued that the Probation Service does not owe a duty of care to a member of the public who allegedly suffered physical and e...

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North West lawyers asked to help raise competition law awareness
17 March 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today announced that it is drafting in the support of law firms in the Northwest of England to improve familiarity with competition rules particularly among their SME clients.   Commenting on the CMA’s ongoing drive to boost awareness of, and compliance w...

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People trafficking case to form part of Darrah MacIntrye documentary
10 March 2016

A people trafficking case prosecuted by barristers from Exchange Chambers will this week form part of a hard hitting documentary by investigative reporter Darragh MacIntyre. Britain’s Secret Slavery Business will be broadcast on BBC ...

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Five takeaways from our 'Back to the Future' Rehabilitation Conference
9 March 2016

On the 25th February we co-hosted the ‘Back to the Future’ Rehabilitation Conference alongside Potter Rees Dolan and Pace Rehabilitation at The Lowry Hotel, where amputees, surgeons, therapists, charities, manufacturers and legal specialists gathered to discuss the challenges facing amputees, as well as the a...

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Exchange Chambers silks appear in groundbreaking TV series
7 March 2016

Two of Exchange Chambers’ most senior barristers have taken part in a new BBC 4 TV series, documenting the work of the Crown Prosecution Service. Gordon Cole QC a...

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Benjamin Myers QC comments on JUSTICE report on Complex and Lengthy Criminal Trials
7 March 2016

On the 3rd March JUSTICE launched its report on Complex and Lengthy Criminal Trials, chaired by Sir David Calvert-Smith.  As a member of the Working Party that produced the Report, Benjamin Myers QC explains that in addition to addressing th...

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Parking easement by prescription in Court of Appeal
7 March 2016

When collecting their food, customers of a fish & chip shop in Keighley parked in the neighbouring Conservative Club’s car park, despite signs prohibiting such parking.  Likewise the shop’s delivery vans parked.  After 20 years the fish & chip shop owner claimed parking easements by prescrip...

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Exchange Chambers Wins National Autism Award
3 March 2016

Exchange Chambers has won the Outstanding Family Support Award at the 2016 Autism Professionals Awards, held at Telford International Centre (1 March 2016). The National Autistic Society (NAS) event, sponsored by Axcis and Education Recruitment, was hosted by comedian Janey God...

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Rehabilitation seminar hailed as a great success
26 February 2016

Exchange Chambers, Pace Rehabilitation and Potter Rees Dolan Solicitors yesterday hosted a day long rehabilitation seminar at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester. The event – Back to the Future – was the brainchild of ...

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Non custodial sentence in drugs case
25 February 2016

In a case defended by David Bentley from Exchange Chambers a man who admitted possessing drugs with intent to supply has avoided a custodial sentence. Hamza Farooq was found in possession of around £1000 worth of drugs in his Manches...

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Successful planning law prosecution for David Birrell
24 February 2016

David Birrell from Exchange Chambers has acted for West Lancashire Borough Council in a planning law prosecution at Preston Crown Court against defendants, Timothy and Susan Edwards. Mr and Mrs Edwards w...

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Steven Crossley, David Toal and Michael Rawlinson, successfully represent Police officers at Police Misconduct Hearing
22 February 2016

Steven Crossley, David Toal and Michael Rawlinson, from Exchange C...

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Exchange Chambers barristers prosecute people trafficking case
19 February 2016

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have successfully prosecuted a high profile people trafficking case. Christopher Tehrani QC, leading Stephen Grattage...

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Exchange Chambers barristers in Old Bailey defence
16 February 2016

Richard Littler led Julian Goode in a Terrorist trial lasting 5 weeks at the Old Bailey at the beginning of the year. The Defendant was the cousin of t...

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Exchange Chambers hosts first Environmental Forum
12 February 2016

John Wyn Williams and Mark Rhind yesterday hosted Exchange Chambers’ first Environmental Forum.  The forum included talks on a range of topical environm...

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Michael Lavery and David Toal secure Not Guilty verdicts
11 February 2016

Michael Lavery and David Toal from Exchange Chambers have secured not guilty verdicts on all charges following a trial at Manchester Crown Court. The Defendants faced...

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Adrian Farrow comments on the new Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines
8 February 2016

The latest Sentencing Council guidelines for Health and Safety breaches came into effect on 1st February and Adrian Farrow has prosecuted one of the first cases under the new regime. Babcock Rail Ltd were fined £400,000 an...

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Steven Crossley and David Toal successfully represent police officers at Misconduct Hearing
4 February 2016

Steven Crossley and David Toal from Exchange Chambers have successfully represented two South Yorkshire Police Officers at a Police Misconduct Hearing in Sheffield. ...

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Pupillage Applications available on our website from 4th April 2016
3 February 2016

Pupillage Applications available on our website from 4th April 2016. Please visit our recruitment page for information. ...

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David Birrell secures Not Guilty verdict in care worker abuse trial
1 February 2016

David Birrell from Exchange Chambers has secured a not guilty verdict for his client,  a care worker, after allegations of abuse at a residential home in Cumbria.  David's client was charged with Ill-Treatment of a Person Lacking...

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Simon Lewis success at 3 week employment tribunal
1 February 2016

Simon Lewis, acting for a well-known employer, has successfully resisted a complex set of claims brought by a former employee.  The claims were for unfair dismissal, victimisation, harassment and direct discrimination on t...

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Christmas collection raises £ thousands for charity
1 February 2016

Exchange Chambers has raised £2800 for charity through its annual Christmas collection.  The money will be split between two charities – EUROPAC Pancreatic Cancer Research Unit at Liverpool University and Clatterbridge Cancer.  The collection was organised by Mark Mulrooney, a barris...

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Recruitment application closing date
29 January 2016

The closing date for applications is 31st of January. Please visit our recruitment page for further details....

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Court of Appeal success for Andrew Petterson
27 January 2016

Andrew Petterson from Exchange Chambers has secured a significant sentence reduction for his client at the Court of Appeal. In a historical sexual abuse case, Andrew’s client was originally sentenced to three years in prison.  This sentence was q...

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Imran Shafi secures only acquittal in ten defendant Cocaine Conspiracy
27 January 2016

Operation Quentin was an undercover investigation into the supply of multi-kilos of cocaine from Liverpool and Birmingham to the West Country. More than 65,000 pages of evidence was served. Following a trial at Gloucester Crown Court, Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers secured a No...

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Pankaj Madan secures Claimant £1m gross settlement
26 January 2016

Pankaj Madan, instructed by Minster Law Limited, London, has secured a £1m gross settlement at a JSM on a provisional damages basis for a motor biker with a bad break to his lower right limb. Commenting on the settlement, Pankaj Madan said: “There was a more than fanciful risk that an amputati...

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Exchange Chambers shortlisted for National Autistic Society Award
20 January 2016

Exchange Chambers has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Family Support Award at the 2016 Autism Professionals Awards. The Autism Professionals Awards recognise services and professionals who are leading the way in innovative autism practice and making a real difference to the lives of...

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Success for Chris Barnes in the Court of Appeal on an important Part 36 point
18 January 2016

Chris Barnes personal injury and clinical negligence barrister acted for the su...

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Exchange Chambers barristers appointed as silks
12 January 2016

Nick Johnson and David Mohyuddin from Exchange Chambers have been appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC). The two barristers are among 107 new Silks appointed by the Queen following consideration by an independent selection panel....

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) appoints Ashley Serr
12 January 2016

Ashley Serr from Exchange Chambers has been appointed to the Fitness to Practice panel of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC is an independent statutory regulator of individuals across 16 health, psychological and social work professions. Its main...

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David Potter and Sarah Johnston appointed as Recorders
23 December 2015

David Potter and Sarah Johnston, Northern Circuit criminal barristers at Exchange Chambers, have been appointed as Recorders with effect from 11 January 2016. In total, the...

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Benjamin Myers QC and Adrian Farrow successfully defend bank manager charged with fraud.
22 December 2015

Benjamin Myers QC and Adrian Farrow from Exchange Chambers successfully defended a corporate bank manager charged with fraud. In the trial which took place at Southwark Crown Court, it was alleged that a corrupt ring of prop...

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David Toal Successful in GMC Proceedings Against Doctor
21 December 2015

David Toal from Exchange Chambers has acted for the General Medical Counsel in a Fitness to Practise Panel Hearing against Doctor Arpad Adorjan. The Doctor faced a large number of allegations relating to his care of a Patient whilst he was working as Resident Medical Officer...

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Amanda Yip QC elected as a “ Bencher “ at Grays Inn
15 December 2015

The Treasurer is delighted to announce that the names of those elected Masters of the Bench of this Society at the Michaelmas Election are, in order of seniority: Nicholas Paines QC Neil Cameron QC Edward Brown QC                 Gelaga King ...

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Paul Burns and Nicholas Walker appointed Chairs of Police Misconduct Hearings
11 December 2015

Exchange Chambers barristers Paul Burns and Nicholas Walker have been appointed Chairs of Police Misconduct Hearings. Police misconduct hearings form an important part of the disciplinary rules governing the police....

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Andrew Williams to be keynote speaker at Liverpool Blue Coat School
7 December 2015

Andrew Williams has been invited to address the annual prize-giving on 14th December at one of Liverpool's most prestigious schools, the Blue Coat.  The school's famed Shirley Hall will be filled by returning former sixth form students and their parent...

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David Toal acts for GMC in Fitness to Practise Panel Hearing
1 December 2015

David Toal from Exchange Chambers has acted for the General Medical Counsel in a Fitness to Practise Panel Hearing against Doctor Robert Lawton. The Panel considered an allegation that in March 2011 Dr Lawton engaged in sexual conduct with Miss A without her consent and agai...

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Exchange Chambers sponsors Criminal Litigation Prize
1 December 2015

Exchange Chambers was proud to sponsor the Criminal Litigation Prize at the BPP University Law School prize-giving ceremony on 12th November 2015.  The recipient was Megan Gilchrist who received a £50 book token and a mini-pupillage at Exchange Chambers. The event marked ten successful years...

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Local Government & Social Housing Delegates welcomed to Liverpool
30 November 2015

Over 250 delegates gathered at Liverpool Town Hall on Friday 20th November 2015 for Exchange Chambers’ annual Local Government and Social Housing Conference. The event, now in its 10th year, is a sector focused national conference for local...

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Mark Mulrooney mentors aspiring barristers in Mock Trial Competition
20 November 2015

On Saturday 14th November 2015 a team of A level and Applied Law students from South Sefton College had their first taste of a life ‘at the Bar’ when they competed against nine other schools and colleges in the Manchester heat of the Bar National Mock Trial Competition.  The trial took...

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Leading terrorism barrister joins Exchange Chambers as a door tenant
18 November 2015

Exchange Chambers has welcomed one of country’s leading terrorism barristers as a door tenant. Frida Hussain, who was called to the Bar in 1995, is experienced in all areas of criminal work as a specialist defence advocate and has a particular name for cases involving terrorism. She is one of the few female...

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18 Exchange Chambers barristers on Attorney General’s Regional Panel
17 November 2015

Exchange Chambers is delighted to announce that Paul Burns, Andrew Vinson, Richard Tetlow and Simon Lewis have been appointed by the Attorney General as Junio...

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Paul Burns appointed to Group Board of First Ark Limited
10 November 2015

Paul Burns has been appointed to a part-time role as an independent director of First Ark Limited. First Ark Limited is the Parent Company and provider of corporate services to the First Ark Group of companies which comprise: Oriel Limited (housing / property developm...

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Record rankings for Exchange Chambers in Chambers UK
30 October 2015

Exchange Chambers has achieved a record 63 rankings in Chambers UK 2016. Described as “outstanding at all levels”, Exchange Chambers has silks and juniors ranked across a wide range of practice areas including Chancery, Clinical Negligence, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Cr...

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Nicholas Walker warns charities of the pitfalls of corruption at Liverpool event
27 October 2015

Liverpool accountancy firm BWMacfarlane held an event last week to update more than 50 Liverpool charities and third sector organisations on the latest legislation affecting them. The Autumn Charity Update featured an address by criminal barrister ...

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Brian Cummings QC appointed as Circuit Judge
27 October 2015

The Queen has appointed Brian Cummings QC to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the Northern Circuit, based at Li...

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Hat-trick of mediations for Paul Kirtley
21 October 2015

Exchange Chambers’ Paul Kirtley has continued to develop his busy offshore mediation practice with 3 successful mediations in the Isle of Man over the past week. Paul is an accredited Civil and Commercial and Workplace Mediator, having mediated in ov...

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Andrew Williams tackles the Love Activists
19 October 2015

Andrew Williams from Exchange Chambers has written a feature length article for Local Government Lawyer. The article, Tackling the Love Activists, looks at how local authorities can respond when their buildings or land are occupied by demonstrators.  Please click on the link below t...

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Steven Fennell to speak at Action Fraud conference
15 October 2015

Steven Fennell of Exchange Chambers will be speaking at Action Fraud’s conference on Tackling Fraud in the Charity Sector on Friday 30 October 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew’s Place, London NW1 4LE. The conference brings together senior figures from the charity and counter-fraud...

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David Toal secures acquittal for serving police officer
12 October 2015

David Toal from Exchange Chambers acted for a serving Police Officer charged with a number of data protection offences relating to her alleged misuse of the Merseyside Police computer system whilst she was on duty. The offences were said to have been committed over a lengthy period of time. Following a trial at P...

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Giles Maynard-Connor instructed to act in the Insolvency of SSI UK Ltd
9 October 2015

Over recent weeks Giles Maynard-Connor from Exchange Chambers has been dealing with the high profile insolvency of the Redcar based steel business operated by SSI UK Ltd now in liquidation. Instructed by Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Giles has been advising and has made numerous Court appearances. A published Ju...

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Success for Steven Fennell in challenge to administrator’s conduct
8 October 2015

Steven Fennell, instructed by David Sullivan of Eversheds, successfully represented Barclays Bank plc in an application to restore a company to the register to allow an independent liquidator to investigate matters prior to its insolvency and the conduct of its former administrator (Barclays Bank plc v Sharma [2015] EWHC...

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Pankaj Madan to address the Royal Society of Medicine
6 October 2015

Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers will be addressing the Royal Society of Medicine later this  month. The event at which Pankaj will be speaking – chronic pain and psychiatry: hype, hope and facts – takes place on Tuesday 13 October 2015. ...

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Steven Crossley successfully represents Police Constable Joanne Parr in Merseyside's first public Misconduct Hearing
25 September 2015

Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers has successfully represented Police Constable Joanne Parr in Merseyside's first public Misconduct Hearing. The Officer faced allegations that, with other officers, she deliberately refused to assist a member of the public struggling with a shoplifter he had detained in Dale ...

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David Knifton secures over £7m damages in tetraplegia case
24 September 2015

At a joint settlement meeting on 22.9.15, David Knifton secured a compensation award worth over £7m on behalf of a passenger who suffered catastrophic injuries in a road traffic accident.  Alex Pearson, then 23, was a front seat passenger in a taxi which skidded on black ice into collision with an oncoming veh...

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Paul Hodgkinson prosecutes multi-handed drugs case
21 September 2015

Paul Hodgkinson from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted thirteen men who have been sentenced to a total of 56 years after an undercover police operation targeting drugs in Rochdale.  The offenders were sentenced to a total of 56 years in prison as a result of Operation Trafalgar, an intellige...

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Record Rankings for Exchange Chambers in Legal 500
17 September 2015

Exchange Chambers has secured its highest ever rankings in this year’s Legal 500, published today. Described as a “multi-disciplinary Northern circuit powerhouse”, barristers based in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester all rank highly in the directory. In total, 13 QCs are listed i...

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Exchange Chambers welcomes internationally renowned competition law specialist
9 September 2015

Exchange Chambers has expanded its commercial service offering with the arrival of competition and EU law specialist David Went from Sidley Austin in London. David, who will be based at the Set’s Leeds Chambers, was named in Global Competition Review’s list of the leading 40 competition law specialist...

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Moving On Up
8 September 2015

Exchange Chambers has relocated its Liverpool Chambers to the second floor of One Derby Square. The multi-disciplinary set has taken a ten year lease for 12,000 sq ft having previously occupied the first floor of One Derby Square.   By moving to the second floor of the building, which overlooks the Quee...

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Success in the Court of Appeal for Chris Barnes
7 September 2015

Chris Barnes successfully represented the claimant in resisting an appeal by the Ministry of Defence against the judgment of HHJ Horton. Kevin Lillington, the claimant, was injured whilst on a promotional course in the Army. The MOD contested all issues at trial and then appealed the damages and a finding that he would h...

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Edward Cousins joins Exchange Chambers as a Door Tenant
7 September 2015

Exchange Chambers is delighted to welcome Edward Cousins as a Door Tenant. For over 30 years, Edward pursued a successful career as a Barrister with expertise in property and land law and associated litigation. In March 2002 he was appointed as the Chief Commons Commissioner dealing with dispute...

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Pankaj Madan appointed as sole legal expert for training programme
4 September 2015

Leading legal training company Bond Solon has appointed Pankaj Madan, a barrister at Exchange Chambers in Leeds, as its sole legal expert for a specific project training medical experts in whiplash type claims. Pankaj Madan will be working with Bond Solon to provide training to “MedCo” the new non-pro...

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Oliver Jarvis acts for Premier League footballer on drink-driving charge
2 September 2015

Olly Jarvis from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Stephen Lickrish & Associates has acted for Premier league footballer, Darron Gibson, who today avoided a jail sentence after pleading guilty to hitting a cyclist while drink-driving and then fleeing the scene. Gibson, 27, was behind the wheel of his blac...

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Adrian Farrow defends in firearms case
1 September 2015

Andrew Farrow from Exchange Chambers has defended a 21 year old man who built up an arsenal of weapons, including a submachine gun. Dominic Birch was caught after police intercepted a package containing an Uzi heading to his house in Buxton, Derbyshire. Jurors at Derby Crown Court found him guilty of poss...

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Kerron Rohrer and Andrew Ward settle personal injury claim for £545,000
24 August 2015

Kerron Rohrer of Exchange Chambers has achieved a settlement of £545,000 at a Joint Settlement Meeting on 19th August 2015 on behalf of a former soldier who suffered a serious shoulder injury in an accident that occurred at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan during October 2008. An excessively heavy package was...

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Andrew Williams joins Exchange Chambers
18 August 2015

Exchange Chambers has continued its expansion by welcoming property and commercial specialist Andrew Williams as its latest member. Andrew, who was called to the Bar in 1994, joins Exchange Chambers from Atlantic Chambers.  Commenting on his decision to join Exchange Chambers, Andrew Williams said:...

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Exchange Chambers ranks highly in Bar Top 30 report
17 August 2015

Exchange Chambers is the 3rd largest barristers’ Chambers in the UK, according to this year’s Bar Top 30 report produced by The Lawyer Magazine. The Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester-based Set has 155 members, placing it in the upper echelons of this year’s table. Exchange Chambers also ra...

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Bill Hanbury case raises important issues for landlords
11 August 2015

William Hanbury from Exchange Chambers has appeared in a case at the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) which raised important issues for landlords. Please click on the link below for further details. http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/LC...

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Ceri Widdett blogs for new website aimed at working parents
10 August 2015

Ceri Widdett from Exchange Chambers has become a blogger for Mothers Mean Business, a new website community for the working parent. Mothers Mean Business aims to offer all the information, advice and support a working parent needs for their career and personal life, in one website. This includes a job board ...

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Exchange Chambers pushes the boat out for charity
6 August 2015

A team from Exchange Chambers pushed the boat out at Headway Wirral’s 2015 Dragon Boat Race to raise money for the brain injury charity. The annual event, now in its 4th year, took place at West Kirby Marine Lake and was opened by the Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Les Rowlands. A number of law fi...

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Chambers band to play at Kendal Calling 2015
27 July 2015

Red Corner, the band formed by four Exchange Chambers barristers and their former clerk, will be playing at this year’s Kendal Calling festival. The group comprises lead vocalist David Potter, guitarist Bob Golinski, who played in the Brighton punk band The Golinski Brothers, guitarist and vocalist Richard ...

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Paul Hodgkinson defends Treasurer of Lancashire Darts Organisation
27 July 2015

Paul Hodgkinson from Exchange Chambers has defended the former treasurer of the Lancashire Darts Organisation who has been spared jail after stealing £23,000 in prize money and membership fees to fund an addiction to gambling. Irene Mungins, of Rudyard Road, ...

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Louis Browne acts for Ministry of Defence in successful appeal to the Court of Appeal
24 July 2015

Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers has acted for the Ministry of Defence (the defendant) in its successful appeal against the quantum of damages awarded in a personal injury action. In Billet v MOD, the principal issue was how the court should assess damages for loss of future earning capacity in circum...

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PRIVACY SUPER INJUNCTION: CHS v DNH
22 July 2015

In March and May 2015, Bruce Walker secured an anonymised “super injunction” to stop publication of the Claimant’s private personal information. In early 2015 the Defendant had threatened to publish the Claimant...

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David Toal secures Not Guilty verdict for Doctor
21 July 2015

David Toal from Exchange Chambers has secured a Not Guilty verdict for his client, a doctor, after a 5 day trial at Manchester Crown Court. The doctor was charged with an offence of Assault by Penetration on one patient and 2 offences of Sexual Assault on another.  The jury returned Not Guilty verdicts on al...

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Holly Betke secures not guilty verdict in sex trafficking case
20 July 2015

Holly Betke from Exchange Chambers has secured a not guilty verdict for client, a 33 year old Romanian female in a sex trafficking case.  After a month long trial, Holly’s client was acquitted of running prostitutes....

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Successful result for Holly Betke in contested confiscation case
20 July 2015

Holly Betke from Exchange Chambers has secured a successful result for her client in a contested confiscation case. Following a conviction for fraud in a multi-handed case, Holly was successful in contesting the £21 million figure on behalf of her client.   After a seven day hearing, the client wa...

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Bill Braithwaite QC and Chris Barnes in £10 million brain injury claim
16 July 2015

AB was about six months old when he was injured in a car crash, and eight at the date of finalisation of his claim.  He suffered a very severe brain injury, was hospitalised for a long period, and developed post-traumatic epilepsy. He has a left sided hemiplegia that is likely to deteriorate as he ages. He w...

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Brian Cummings QC and David Potter secure Guilty verdicts in Paige Chivers murder trial
14 July 2015

Brian Cummings QC and David Potter have successfully prosecuted Robert Ewing for the murder of missing Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers.  Ewing, 60, denied murder but was convicted of killing her by a jury at Preston Crown Court.   He had an "inappropriate sexual interest" in the teenager and to...

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Imran Shafi successfully stays Indictment for second time in a month
10 July 2015

Operation Dastardly alleged the illicit importation of 4.5 million cigarettes in a shipping container. Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Walkers Solicitors, argued that due to the many and serious failings in the disclosure process his client could not now receive a fair trial.  HHJ Knowles Q...

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Green Belt ‘Garden Suburb’ planning appeal dismissed
10 July 2015

As the Government’s ‘Productivity Plan’ was published incorporating a series of measures to accelerate the development of new housing on ‘brownfield’ sites, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government issued his decision dismissing an appeal concerning a proposed ‘garde...

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R v LJ – Manslaughter by gross negligence argument accepted
6 July 2015

Benjamin Myers QC and Philip Parry from Exchange Chambers succeeded in persuading the Special Casework Department at the CPS and Senior Prosecution Counsel that their clients' actions amounted to manslaughter by gross negligence and not murder, in a highly unusual case. ...

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Marine Management Organisation v MOORE
6 July 2015

Philip Parry from Exchange Chambers successfully represented a businessman at Newcastle Crown Court prosecuted for multiple counts of defrauding the European Fisheries Fund in multi-million pound grant applications.  ...

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R v CHUA – Philip Parry drafts Grounds of Appeal
6 July 2015

Following the convictions of former Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua of multiple counts of murder and the poisoning of hospital patients, Philip Parry from Exchange Chambers has drafted Grounds of Appeal against conviction which were recently submitted to the Criminal Appeal Office....

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John Wyn Williams attends UKELA Annual Conference
6 July 2015

John Wyn Williams from Exchange Chambers attended the Annual Conference of UKELA at Liverpool University between the 2nd and 5th July 2015. At the conference, solicitors and barristers from firms and Chambers nationwide discussed environmental issues relating to water. The Environment Agency was ...

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Andrew Ward successfully defends the Ministry of Justice against Human Rights Act claim by the liquid bomb plot terrorist
2 July 2015

Abdula Ahmed Ali is a Category “A” prisoner who is serving a life sentence of imprisonment with a tariff of forty years following his conviction for conspiracy to murder arising from the 2006 liquid bomb plot. The aim of the plot was to smuggle home-made hydrogen peroxide bombs through UK airport security dis...

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David Toal successfully prosecutes sex slave case
25 June 2015

David Toal from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted a 'violent and evil' man who condemned a harem of lovers to an ordeal of control, rape and torture as part of a 14-year campaign to 'sleep with as many women as possible'. Iqbal Ali, 33, forced four women to become his personal sex slaves - subjecting ...

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Success for Gerard Martin QC in liability only trial
25 June 2015

Gerard Martin QC from Exchange Chambers has successfully acted for a badly injured cyclist in a liability only trial. In Sinclair -v- Joyner [2015] EWHC Civ 1800 (QB) the claimant was badly injured whilst riding a cycle....

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Steven Crossley successfully represents Lincolnshire officer in the first public Police Misconduct hearing to be attended by the press under new regulations
19 June 2015

Pc Woolerton, featured in the Channel 5 television series Police Interceptors, had been accused of using excessive force on two occasions in the course of an arrest and of making a homophobic comment to a detained person. The Hearing was only the second to be conducted in public under the Police (Conduct) (Amendment) Reg...

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Bill Braithwaite QC and Catherine Howells establish Northampton Council was negligent over boy's pool accident
16 June 2015

A judge in a multi-million pound compensation case has ruled Northampton Borough Council is liable for damages after a boy "nearly drowned’ unnoticed at a town swimming pool. The boy, aged six at time of the incident in February 2002, was represented by Bill Braithwaite QC and Catherine Howells from Exchang...

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Andrew Smith and Imran Shafi successfully argue for a stay of the indictment
16 June 2015

Andrew Smith, instructed by Tuckers Solicitors, and Imran Shafi, instructed by Middleweeks, have successfully argued for a stay of the indictment in a high profile case where their respective defendants, together with eight others, were charged with producing industrial quantities of adulterant for onward supply to major...

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John Wyn Williams has successfully defended Tex Evans in a trial in Chester Crown court.
12 June 2015

John Wyn Williams has successfully defended Tex Evans in a trial in Chester Crown court. Tex Evans who played as a professional Rugby League player for Salford was charged with GBH but had always maintained he was not involved and that he had been mistakenly identified as the person who attacked a man in a pub. He was cl...

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Louis Browne successfully defends claim against Sainsbury’s
12 June 2015

An employee who brought a £570,000 legal claim against Sainsbury’s following an accident at work has been awarded just £250 after a judge agreed with the defence argument and expert witness. The claimant, now 54, worked at Sainsbury’s in store bakery in Oldham.  On 21st Jul...

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Oliver Jarvis secures acquittal in harrowing death by careless driving trial
11 June 2015

Oliver Jarvis from Exchange Chambers has secured an acquittal for his client, Peter Scott, after a week-long death by careless driving trial. Please click on the link below to see the full press report. [...

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Benjamin Myers QC successfully defends music teacher charged with rape
10 June 2015

Benjamin Myers QC from Exchange Chambers defended ex-Head of Strings at the Royal Northern College of Music, Malcolm Layfield, who was tried at Crown Square, Manchester for an allegation of rape.   Mr. Layfield was a teacher at Chetham's School of Music and also at the Royal Northern College of Music before ...

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Andrew Smith appears at patient death Inquest
22 May 2015

Andrew Smith appeared at the inquest into the death of a patient during a trip to Hollingworth Lake. The inquest jury decided that staff at Birch Hill hospital, Rochdale, where Mr Elahi was a patient, were at fault for allowing him to take part in the trip. Andrew represented the family at the inquest, which last...

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Exchange Chambers barristers appear at fatal shooting Inquest
22 May 2015

Exchange Chambers barristers Andrew Smith and Stephen Grattage appeared at the inquest into the fatal shooting of a G4S security contractor in Iraq. The area coroner for Manchester South, Joanne Kearsley, returned a verdict of unlawful killing in the case of a security contractor, Paul McGuigan, who was shot dead...

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Adrian Farrow acts for businessman in HSE prosecution
21 May 2015

Adrian Farrow from Exchange Chambers acted for businessman, Mohammed Shafi Karbhari, who was prosecuted by HSE following an incident in which a Lithuanian worker died while working at a building he owned. The worker, Ivars Bahmanis, a 55 year old Lithuanian national living and working in Blackburn, was involved i...

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Adrian Farrow and Michael Lavery successfully defend legal highs case
20 May 2015

Adrian Farrow and Michael Lavery successfully defend  legal highs case Adrian Farrow and Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers have successfully defended their clients in a high profile legal highs case. Both Defendants were cleared unanimously by the jury at the end of a two week trial.   ...

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Mark Cawson QC addresses Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
18 May 2015

Mark Cawson QC has addressed the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on Claims to Enforce Business Sale and Share Warranties – Some Practical Lessons. It is increasingly common for warranties to be given on the sale of a business or a shareholding in a company.  This has res...

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Successful Appeal by Giles Maynard-Connor at Supreme Court of Gibraltar
15 May 2015

Giles Maynard-Connor from Exchange Chambers has appeared at the Supreme Court of Gibraltar in a successful appeal for his clients. On 24 January 2013, the Supreme Court of Gibraltar made an order, on a petition by Gibraltar's Financial Services Commission, winding up Lemma Europe and appointing Freddie White of G...

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Paul Hodgkinson defends in murder trial
14 May 2015

Paul Hodgkinson from Exchange Chambers has acted as defence junior for Keir Michael, a prisoner who fatally stabbed another inmate, Dean Ashcroft, in a murder trial at Liverpool Crown Court. Michael, 31, was cleared of Darren Ashcroft’s murder after the jury deliberated for 15 hours and 38 minutes.  He...

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Ashley Serr successfully acts for the Secretary of State
11 May 2015

In Raj and Knoll v SoS for the Home Office the High Court has today handed down the first Tier 2  Sponsorship license case decision. Ashley Serr from Exchange Chambers successfully acted for the Secretary of State – please click on the link for the full judgment. ...

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Exchange Chambers barristers secure acquittals after 6 day trial
11 May 2015

Exchange Chambers barristers, Imran Shafi and Andrew Petterson, have secured acquittals for their clients after a six day trial at Minshull Street Crown Court. Mr Ramzan, represented by Imran Shafi, faced allegations of s. 18 assault and perverting the course of justice. Mr Verbruggen, represented by Andr...

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Exchange Chambers barristers appearing in murder trial at Preston Crown Court
28 April 2015

Barristers from Exchange Chambers are currently acting in a murder trial at Preston Crown Court. Robert Ewing, 60, denies murdering Paige Chivers, 15, and doing an act tending and intended to pervert the course of justice. Co-defendant, Gareth Dewhurst, 46, of Duncan Avenue, Bispham, denies assisting an o...

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Michael Lavery acts in Hollywood-style ‘Italian Job’ case
28 April 2015

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers has acted for one of the defendants in a case described by the media as a £1.4 million, Hollywood-style ‘Italian Job’. Three men and a teenager were caught by police during their sting at The Thistle hotel in ...

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David Temkin secures unanimous acquittal of senior detective constable
22 April 2015

David Temkin has secured the unanimous acquittal of a senior detective constable after a six day trial at Liverpool Crown Court. DC Ciara Campbell faced eleven charges under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Computer Misuse Act 1990 arising from her alleged abuse of police computer systems between 2010 and 2014. David...

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Exchange Chambers Signs 10 Year Lease at One Derby Square, Liverpool
21 April 2015

Exchange Chambers is relocating its Liverpool Chambers to the second floor of One Derby Square. The multi-disciplinary set has taken a ten year lease for 12,000 sq ft at One Derby Square and will complete its move in August. Exchange Chambers currently occupies the first floor of One Derby Square. &n...

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High profile criminal case for Exchange Chambers barristers
17 April 2015

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have acted in a high profile criminal trial this week. Andrew Petterson and Amanda Johnson acted for the defendants at Preston Crown Court. Andrew Petterson acted for 21 year old Dylon Thompson who was sentenced to three years and four months for robbery and firearms offe...

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Exchange Chambers Barristers Represent Interested Persons at a Four-Week Article 2 Jury Inquest
15 April 2015

Michael Lavery, Alfred Weiss and Andrew Ward of Exchange Chambers have successfully represented properly interested persons at a four-week Article 2 jury inquest commencing in March 2015 at Liverpool Coroner’s Court. The inquest arose from the death in custody of Mr. Steven Heatman at H.M.P. Liverpool on 25...

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Employment Tribunal Success for Alfred Weiss
2 April 2015

Alfred Weiss from Exchange Chambers has secured an important success for his client in an Employment Tribunal case concerning an allegation of direct age discrimination. The case required the Employment Tribunal to consider the justification defence namely whether an employer was justified in compulsorily dismiss...

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Judge halts Rape trial
2 April 2015

John Wyn Williams from Exchange Chambers, appearing for his client, successfully argued that the Prosecution case against his client was so inherently weak and peppered with inconsistencies that the case ought to be stopped. He was appearing at Caernarfon Crown Court and co-defending with Miss Elen Owen in a case...

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Nicholas Walker defends former Police Constable Kevin Szabo
1 April 2015

Nicholas Walker from Exchange Chambers has secured the liberty of former Police Constable Kevin Szabo.   In what was described as a very sad case, the Recorder of Liverpool, HHJ Goldstone QC ordered Mr Szabo to be subject to a community order for an offence of Dangerous Driving.  Mr Szabo, who was suffe...

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Successful HSE prosecution for Mark Ainsworth
31 March 2015

Mark Ainsworth from Exchange Chambers acted for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in a case in which an ice cream firm was fined £7,500 after part of a worker's finger was cut off while cleaning a machine. The 60-year-old employee, who does not want to be named, had her left index finger sliced off belo...

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Chambers links up with Liverpool University for Mock Trial Competition
30 March 2015

Barristers from Exchange Chambers were delighted to assist the finalists at the Liverpool University Law Society Mock Trial Competition. William Waldron QC and Nicholas Walker (pictured) were part of a team from Exchange Chambers who gave talks to law students, judged earlier stages of the competition and mentore...

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Paul Burns represents Leeds City Council in a series of injunction applications which have seen gang members and drug dealers banned from a Leeds estate
27 March 2015

A GANG who spread misery on a Leeds estate during a reign of terror have been banned from the area and many have now been jailed in landmark legal action brought by Leeds City Council and the police. Leeds County Court heard how the gang were a nightmare for residents who were too afraid to report what was happen...

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Exchange Chambers backs Law Society and practitioner groups after Court of Appeal blow
26 March 2015

The Court of Appeal has given the go-ahead for the government's controversial legal aid reforms by dismissing an appeal by the Law Society and practitioner groups.  It refused to extend an injunction suspending the tender process until Monday while the Law Society seeks to take its case to the Supreme Court....

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Acquittals in conspiracy trial
24 March 2015

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have secured acquittals for their clients in a complex conspiracy trial at Newcastle Crown Court. In the ninth week of the trial, the prosecution offered no further evidence against four coach drivers each represented by counsel from Exchange Chambers - Ian Harris (instructed by ...

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David Potter successfully prosecutes armed gang
18 March 2015

David Potter from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted members of an armed gang who raided the homes of wealthy members of Liverpool’s Chinese community. Jack Hunter and Jamie Ellis were part of a “highly organised” group armed with machetes, knives, meat cleavers and an axe who terrori...

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Exchange Chambers barristers act in high profile environmental case
16 March 2015

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have prosecuted and defended in a high profile environmental case. Businessman John Albert Gizzi was ordered to pay more than £100,000 at court and given a 15 month suspended jail sentence for illegally dumping 1,000 tonnes of rubbish. Gizzi, described in Mold Crown...

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Steven Crossley in successful abuse of process argument for West Yorkshire Police Officers.
13 March 2015

On 12th March, at Sheffield Magistrates' Court, Steven Crossley, instructed by Dan McNally at Slater and Gordon, successfully argued for a stay of proceedings against two West Yorkshire Police Officers. The Officers were charged with an assault in the course of a detention. ...

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Guy Vickers in “ongoing battle” at Court of Appeal
12 March 2015

Guy Vickers from Exchange Chambers appeared once more in the latest round of what the Court of Appeal have often dubbed the “ongoing battle” between insurance companies and the car hire industry, Stevens v Equity Syndicate Management [2015] EWCA Civ 93. ...

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Unanimous acquittal in murder case defended by Simon Medland QC and David Temkin
12 March 2015

Simon Medland QC and David Temkin secured the unanimous acquittal of James Bland (62) who was accused of murder. Mr Bland had stabbed to death his wife of 44 years with a boning knife. She suffered 7 separate deep wounds and had many other injuries. Mr Bland then tried to take his own life by cutting his throat and wrist...

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Successful Police Defence for Steven Crossley
5 March 2015

In March 2015, Steven Crossley, instructed by Ian Townsend of Rebian Solicitors, successfully defended an Inspector of Humberside Police against Gross Misconduct allegations of Use of Force and Honesty and Integrity. Steven is a leading member of Exchange Chambers specialist Police law team....

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Oliver Jarvis successfully acts for well known footballer
5 March 2015

Driving specialist Oliver Jarvis from Exchange Chambers has successfully acted for a well known footballer in a driving matter. Oliver won the case and his client kept his licence following legal argument....

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Exchange Chambers member becomes Circuit Judge
4 March 2015

The Queen has appointed Tina Jeanette Landale to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Chris Grayling MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed her to the South Eastern Circuit, ...

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Christian Taylor recovers £496,000 for client under Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme
2 March 2015

Christian Taylor from Exchange Chambers assisted a 36 year old stab victim recover just under the maximum award under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2001.  At the time of being instructed, the CICA had offered the Appellant the sum of £29,673.75. Christian drafted the Schedule of Loss, advis...

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Appeal granted on criminal legal aid
27 February 2015

Exchange Chambers has welcomed this morning’s news that the Court of Appeal has granted the Law Society and practitioner groups permission to appeal a High Court decision that dismissed challenges to the lord chancellor’s legal aid reforms. A tender process for 527 duty provider contracts, which was s...

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Bennett v. Winterburn [2015] UKUT 0059 (TCC) Parking easements by prescription, ouster and forcible user By Bruce Walker, Exchange Chambers
25 February 2015

Parking easements by prescription are awkward claims.  If the claim ousts the freeholder from his land, it fails.  If use is objected to, it becomes contentious (“vi”) and the claim fails.  Both points arose in Bennett v. Winterburn....

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Andrew Ward achieves personal injury settlement of £638,000
23 February 2015

Andrew Ward has achieved a settlement of £638,000 on behalf of an injured motorcyclist who lost an eye and suffered moderate brain and orthopaedic injuries following a road traffic accident. The claimant (“GN”) struck the nearside of a Land Rover that pulled across a road on the first leg of a t...

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Exchange Chambers member appointed to expert advisory group in prestigious European project
23 February 2015

Lisa Linklater of Exchange Chambers’ commercial department has been appointed as a member of the prestigious expert advisory group on a project on Security Rights & the European Insolvency Regulation.  The expert advisory group includes legal experts from London, Spain, Poland, Germany, the Netherl...

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Nick Johnson secures acquittal in York river rape case
19 February 2015

Yesterday Nick Johnson, instructed by Howard & Byrne solicitors in York, secured acquittals after a 7 day trial concerning allegations of sexually assaulting and raping a 16 year old girl on the riverbank by Lendal Bridge in York. His client, a 32 year old Polish national, was alleged to have stalked the girl through...

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Exchange Chambers reiterates its support for Law Society, CLSA and LCCSA
18 February 2015

Exchange Chambers has reiterated its support for the Law Society and practitioner groups the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA) and London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA) after a last-ditch challenge to the Lord Chancellor's legal aid reforms was thrown out by the High Court thi...

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David Temkin secures non-custodial sentence in Health & Safety mountain fatality case
18 February 2015

David Temkin of Exchange Chambers represented Mr Tim Melling at Carlisle Crown Court. Mr Melling faced prosecution for serious Health & Safety breaches. For nearly three decades, Mr Melling operated a highly successful English Language School in the Lake District. As part of the school’s extra-curricular activi...

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Andrew Ward successfully defends the Crown Prosecution Service at a civil jury trial
9 February 2015

Andrew Ward of Exchange Chambers has successfully defended the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) against allegations of malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office at a civil jury trial held in Leeds County Court between 2nd and 6th February 2015. The claimant (“...

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Benjamin Myers QC and Tina Landale successfully defend teenager against charges of murder and manslaughter
9 February 2015

Benjamin Myers QC and Tina Landale  from Exchange Chambers successfully defended Sarah Willis, aged 19, against charges of murder and manslaughter.   The trial, which took place at Preston Crown Court, revealed that Miss Willis had endured a difficult relationship for several years with a man ten years ...

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Exchange Chambers QC acts for Liverpool City Council on legal challenge against Merseyside Derby kick off time
3 February 2015

  Simon Medland QC this morning acted for Liverpool City Council in an aborted appeal by Merseyside Police to bring the weekend’s Merseyside Derby kick-off time forward to lunchtime. Merseyside Police lost an appeal last week before the city council, who ruled th...

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Louis Browne acts for Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in £7m settlement
28 January 2015

In a case before the First Tier Tribunal (FFT) last week Louis Browne acted for the CICA in one of the largest awards ever made.  In this capacity, Louis acted as advisor to the FTT. The case involved a young woman shaken as a baby who sustained very severe brain damage and blindness.  She required arou...

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Louis Browne in important victory for the Secretary of State for Justice in a judicial review.
28 January 2015

In a recent judicial review, TH(SE) v Leeds City Council/Leeds NHSCB/ Secretary of State for Justice Louis Browne acted for the Secretary of State for Justice.  The claim was brought on behalf of a serving life sentence prisoner who had committed sexual offences.  In his claim he alleged that t...

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Emma Bennett instructed to prosecute £150,000 fraud
27 January 2015

Emma Bennett has been instructed by Sheffield CPS to prosecute £150,000 fraud by false representation.  The alleged fraud relates to a breach of trust granted to a family member through a power of attorney.  The trial is due to take place in May 2015....

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Richard Littler acts in Inquest into death of baby in 2009
19 January 2015

Richard Littler from Exchange Chambers has acted in a lengthy Inquest at Wakefield Coroners Court into the death of a baby in 2009 at Leeds Royal Infirmary. Richard represented the most senior Intensive Care Consultant who was criticised for deciding not to admit the baby into Intensive Care (PICU) sooner. ...

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Exchange Chambers shortlisted at Manchester Legal Awards 2015
13 January 2015

Exchange Chambers is delighted to be shortlisted for Barristers’ Chambers of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2015. Now firmly established on the legal calendar, the Manchester Legal Awards recognise and reward the wide range of skills and talent the region has to offer. The winners will be a...

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Further expansion for Exchange Chambers in Leeds
7 January 2015

Exchange Chambers has continued its expansion in Leeds with the arrival of civil practitioner, Susanna Kitzing. Susanna, who was called to the Bar in 2005, joins Exchange Chambers from New Park Court Chambers in Leeds. In 2012, Susanna was appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel list for ...

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Amanda Johnson successfully defends man against child sex allegations
2 January 2015

Following a 4 day trial at Minshull Street Crown Court, Amanda Johnson from Exchange Chambers has secured the unanimous acquittal of a defendant charged with offences against an 8 year old child.  Amanda was instructed by Morgan Brown & Cahill Solicitors....

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Amanda Johnson secures acquittal in historic indecency case
2 January 2015

Instructed by Morgan Brown & Cahill Solicitors, Amanda Johnson from Exchange Chambers has successfully defended a 77 year old man of good character against claims made by his son of alleged sexual abuse in the late 1970’s.  The defendant was acquitted unanimously after a 5 day trial at Manchester C...

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Exchange Chambers barristers secure acquittals in complex fraud trial
17 December 2014

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have secured acquittals for their clients on a range of fraud related charges at Birmingham Crown Court. The charges were a combination of conspiracy to cheat Her Majesty the Queen and the Commissioners of Revenue and Customs, conspiracy to defraud Her Majesty the Queen and the C...

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Alex Menary successful prosecutes Crimewatch fraudster
12 December 2014

Alex Menary, prosecuting on behalf of the North Eastern Complex Crime Unit, has successfully secured a conviction of serial fraudster John Bond at Hull Crown Court for offences of Perverting the Course of Justice. Having previously appeared on BBC’s Crimewatch programme, Bond and his then-partner took out a...

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Steven Crossley, instructed by Thompsons solicitors, secures acquittal for a teacher jointly charged with child cruelty.
11 December 2014

Steven Crossley, instructed by Thompsons solicitors, secures acquittal for a teacher jointly charged with child cruelty. The case concerned allegations of bullying, including the sellotoping of a 7 year old pupil to a chair at a school in West Yorkshire. Deborah McDonald was acquitted following a 9 day trial at Bradford ...

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Doctor's Fitness To Practise (FTP) impaired by adverse health not misconduct
9 December 2014

Jason MacAdam, instructed by Marie Dancer of Richard Nelson Solicitors LLP, both representing this doctor for the first time, have  secured a finding from a GMC FTP panel that a doctor's fitness to practise medicine is impaired by reason of adverse health rather than his continued misconduct. The doctor, who...

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John Wyn Williams praised by judge in Environment Agency Prosecution
4 December 2014

John Wyn Williams appeared on behalf of Barry Patchett of B J Patchett(Demo) Ltd in proceedings brought by the Environment Agency in Lincoln Magistrates Court. He eventually pleaded guilty to operating a waste operation without being authorised by an Environmental Permit at Tetney Lock in Lincolnshire involving 9,000 ton...

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Michael Lavery acts for Tomkinson Heating Ltd at Inquest
4 December 2014

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers is acting for Tomkinson Heating Ltd at the Inquest into the death of heating engineer James Jackson. Mr Jackson died in hospital after a boiler fell on him as he was trying to unload it.  He had had been trying to unload the boiler outside Sacred Heart Church in ...

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Amanda Yip Q.C. and Andrew Ward settle two linked personal injury claims for £1,600,000
25 November 2014

Amanda Yip Q.C. and Andrew Ward have settled two linked claims arising from a road traffic accident in May 2013 in the combined sum of £1,600,000. They represented a husband and wife who were injured when an oncoming car struck their tricycle. Liability was admitted. The wife suffered a serious ankle fracture and, ...

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Andrew Ward obtains High Court approval of a settlement of £1,550,000
24 November 2014

On 17th November 2014, Andrew Ward represented the Claimant at an approval hearing following a settlement of a brain injury case in the sum of £1,550,000. Mr. Justice Kenneth Parker approved the settlement on the basis of the Advice on Quantum that Andrew prepared for the Court’s benefit. The settl...

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Adrian Farrow acts for national newsagents and convenience store business
18 November 2014

Adrian Farrow from Exchange Chambers has acted for a national newsagents and convenience store business with over 12,000 staff, in a case brought by Wirral Council. The case against Martin McColl Ltd  (now McColl’s Retail Group PLC) stemmed from a failure to carry out risk assessments for shop staff wo...

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David Toal acts for Duncan McTier in historical offences trial
14 November 2014

David Toal from Exchange Chambers acted for world-renowned musician Duncan McTier, 59, who this week pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault and one of attempted indecent assault against three of his ex-students. McTier is recognised as one of the world's foremost double bass soloists and had taught gifted music...

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Imran Shafi has charges dismissed in Class A drugs trial
7 November 2014

Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Shahid Choudhary of Middleweeks Solicitors, has successfully applied to dismiss all charges against the alleged head of a Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs. Following legal argument over five days,  HHJ Lunt acceded to the defence submissions and ruled that ...

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Exchange Chambers secures best ever legal directory rankings
5 November 2014

Exchange Chambers has secured a record number of top tier rankings in the Chambers UK Bar Guide 2015. The progressive set, based in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, is praised for being “one of the strongest sets on the Northern Circuit” with “unrivalled expertise at all levels.” C...

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Mark Rhind acts for doctor cleared of all allegations at Fitness to Practice Hearing
28 October 2014

Mark Rhind from Exchange Chambers has acted for a doctor who was cleared of all allegations after a 12 day Fitness to Practice Hearing before the General Medical Council at the Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service in Manchester. The doctor, a senior Registrar, had been accused of impairment by reason of miscondu...

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Alison Graham Wells to address Kreston International
27 October 2014

Alison Graham Wells from Exchange Chambers is today delivering a talk to Kreston International about current trends and recent legal developments relating to VAT and other indirect taxes. Kreston International is a global network of independent accounting firms with the reputation for providing trusted compliance...

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Adrian Farrow prosecutes for HSE
24 October 2014

Acting for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Adrian Farrow from Exchange Chambers has prosecuted a Darwen-based scrap metal firm that has been fined for health and safety failings after workers suffered from lead poisoning.  One 48-year-old man from Darwen, who has asked not to be named, was admitted to...

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David Fearon presents Innovation Award
16 October 2014

Exchange Chambers and construction barrister David Fearon sponsored the Innovation Award at the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards 2014 (CCISY 14). The Award, presented by David Fearon, was won by Bay Construct. The Awards will be held again next year in October 2015. With  over 300 g...

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Exchange Chambers silk achieves one of the largest ever settlements for above the knee amputee
9 October 2014

Gerard Martin QC and Catherine Howells from Exchange Chambers have achieved one of the largest ever settlements for an above the knee amputee.  The long-standing silk and his junior accepted £2.8 million in full and final settlement of all claims in a complex case.  Commenting on the settl...

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Gerard Martin QC and David Knifton successfully settle upper limb amputee case
9 October 2014

Gerard Martin QC and David Knifton from Exchange Chambers have successfully settled an upper limb amputee case - whole of the limb missing, for their instructing solicitor and his client. For reasons of confidentiality, the client cannot be named, but as an individual head of loss in this case, the prosthetics cl...

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Beth Harvey-Smith becomes a full member of Exchange Chambers
9 October 2014

Beth Harvey-Smith has accepted a tenancy at Exchange Chambers after successfully completing her pupillage.   Beth graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2008 with a First Class Degree in English Literature. Whilst undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Vocational Course, she was ...

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Chambers band to play at Manchester Music Makers 2
7 October 2014

Red Corner, the band made up of four criminal barristers and a clerk from Exchange Chambers, is taking part in Manchester Music Makers 2 at Band on the Wall in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Thursday 30 October. Manchester Music Makers 2 is battle of the bands, organised by the trainees at law fi...

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Philip Parry on why companies should have legal representation at an Inquest
6 October 2014

It would be wrong to categorise Inquests as a form of litigation.  Although they may sometimes have the appearance of a criminal or civil trial, they have a very different objective and are entirely unconcerned with concepts of guilt or civil liability.  However, ensuring that your position as an individual, or...

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RECORD LEGAL 500 RANKINGS FOR EXCHANGE CHAMBERS
2 October 2014

Exchange Chambers has achieved its highest ever rankings in The Legal 500 United Kingdom. The Set has strengthened its position at the top of the rankings for the Northern Circuit while also climbing to its highest ever ranking for the North Eastern Circuit.  Members of Exchange Chambers are also ranked 47 t...

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David Fearon and Exchange Chambers sponsor innovation award
1 October 2014

Exchange Chambers and construction barrister David Fearon are delighted to sponsor the Innovation Award at the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards 2014 (CCISY 14). CCISY 14 is the region’s premier construction event and will be a showcase for the professionalism, excellence and innovation tha...

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Two new pupils for Exchange Chambers
1 October 2014

Exchange Chambers is delighted to welcome two new pupils to Chambers. Joining as a common law pupil is Katie Ayers.  Katie graduated from Worcester College, Oxford, in 2009 with a degree in philosophy, psychology and physiology. After a year of travel, she worked as an investment banking analyst at NM Rothsc...

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Court approves settement terms in Will Waldron QC case
25 September 2014

Will Waldron QC from Exchange Chambers has seen the court express approval of the terms of settlement for his client, LM, a man who was 19 when injured in a road traffic accident (now 26), sustaining serious brain injury.  LM was an unbelted passenger in a car, which ran out of control and hit a tree, causin...

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Rape and attempted rape allegations withdrawn
25 September 2014

John Wyn Williams from Exchange Chambers has successfully argued that the evidence against his client in a rape and attempted rape trial was of such a tenuous nature that it would be unfair to ask the jury to return a verdict.  The judge agreed and found that allegations of rape and attempted rape ought to b...

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Exchange Chambers hosts Show Racism the Red Card meeting
25 September 2014

Exchange Chambers was delighted to host a fringe event by Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) during the Labour Party Conference 2014 in Manchester. SRtRC is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity, established in 1996. The campaign works with over 50,000 young people in the UK annually. The event was designe...

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Exchange Chambers Unveiled As Official Event Partner at Leeds Business Week 2014
24 September 2014

Exchange Chambers is delighted to support Leeds Business Week 2014 as an official event partner. Leeds Business Week, the UK’s biggest business week, runs from 13 - 17 October 2014 and features over 100 events dedicated to the business and wider community across the city. As an official business par...

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Pankaj Madan secures £500,000 settlement
24 September 2014

Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers has secured a settlement of £500,000 on a provisional damages basis for a claimant With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Pankaj is fast becoming a leading name in life changing and catastrophic injury cases and attracts a loyal following....

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Exchange Chambers Barristers Speaking at Cambridge Annual Medico-Legal Conference 2014
24 September 2014

Gerard Martin QC and Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers are speaking at the Cambridge Annual Medico-Legal Conference 2014 on Friday 26 September. At 2.30 pm Pankaj Madan will address delegates on Whiplash, a legal viewpoint while Gerard Martin QC will speak at 4.40pm on Cons...

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Emma Bennett successfully defends client on rape charge
23 September 2014

Emma Bennett from Exchange Chambers has successfully defended her client who has been cleared of raping and assaulting his estranged wife over a 6 month period.   The client was accused of causing a black eye and severe bruising to the rest of the body before going onto to violently rape.    ...

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Who is an Apprentice?
22 September 2014

For the first time the Employment Appeal Tribunal has codified the principles to be applied in determining a contract of apprenticeship at common law. Ahley Serr from Exchange Chambers successfully acted for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in the case of HMRC v Holmescales. Please click on the li...

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Multi-handed fraud trial instruction for Philip Parry
22 September 2014

Philip Parry from Exchange Chambers has been instructed in a multi-handed Trading Standards fraud  trial due to start in Manchester in April 2015 and scheduled to last 10 weeks.  The case arises out of the suspected fraudulent activities of kitchens sold under many guises to unsuspecting customers all o...

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Philip Parry successfully defends client in 7 week multi-handed fraud prosecution
22 September 2014

Philip Parry from Exchange Chambers has successfully defended his client in a 7 week multi-handed fraud prosecution brought by Dudley Trading Standards at Wolverhampton.    Philip’s client was an employee of one of the largest sellers of doors, windows and roofline products in the Midlands.  ...

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5 day Jury Inquest for Philip Parry
22 September 2014

Philip Parry from Exchange Chambers has acted for Wilhemsen Lines Car Carriers Ltd (one of the largest freight carriers in the world) in a 5 day jury inquest into the death of an Able Bodied Seaman. Gerardo Tonogbanua was killed in February 2011 when he fell into the water during an emergency exercise drill on th...

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Philip Parry instructed in multiple murder and poisoning trial
22 September 2014

Philip Parry from Exchange Chambers has been instructed as first Junior Defence Counsel in the multiple murder and poisoning trial of Victorino Chua, a nurse at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport arising out of the deaths and suspected poisoning of patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in June and July 2011 and the alleged f...

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Will Waldron QC secures damages of £3.75 million
15 September 2014

Will Waldron QC has secured £3.75 million for his client, DB.  The facts of the case were as follows: T11/12 complete paraplegia in a man age 36 at the time of the accident and 41 at settlement.  He had also sustained a mild head injury, causing memory problems.  Two episodes of Syringomyelia...

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Exchange Chambers Trains with the RNLI
5 September 2014

Exchange Chambers barristers Steven Crossley, Alex Menary, Alfie Weiss and Vicky Smith-Swain have just recently returned from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution headquarters in Poole, Dorset, where they delivered an inquest workshop to the Directors and senior staff of the Institution.  The 4 Leeds-base...

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Nick Johnson makes YouTube debut
4 September 2014

Fraud specialist Nick Johnson has worked with Evan Wright, a partner in the business crime team at JMW Solicitors, to film two informative videos on Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs).  DPAs were introduced in Schedule 17 and s.45 of the ...

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John Wyn Williams secures 36 convictions against child rapist
21 August 2014

John Wyn Williams from Exchange Chambers has secured 36 convictions against child rapist, Ramsey Ramsey, 79, of Grange Road, Chester. After deliberating for seven hours and 33 minutes, the jury of six men and six women unanimously found the pensioner guilty of 16 coun...

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Le Tour D'Exchange challenge raises £28,500 for local childrens' charities
19 August 2014

Barristers, clerks and staff at Exchange Chambers have helped to raise an impressive £28,500 for North West childrens' charities in a team cycling challenge. Th...

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Silk joins Exchange Chambers in Leeds
19 August 2014

Exchange Chambers has welcomed its first Silk in Leeds with the arrival of Christopher Tehrani QC. Chris is a specialist criminal, judicial review and regulatory Barrister. He was called to the Bar in 1990 and took Silk earlier this year.   He joins Exchange Chambers from New Park Court Chambers in Leed...

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Stephen McNally prosecutes £1 million super-strength heroin case
12 August 2014

Stephen McNally from Exchange Chambers has prosecuted a Liverpool man who was caught with more than £1m of super-strength heroin after a five-mile police chase. Ian Hayton, 43, sped through red lights, forced cars to brake suddenly at roundabouts and n...

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Stephen McNally acts for General Medical Council
12 August 2014

Stephen McNally from Exchange Chambers has acted for the General Medical Council in a hearing which has seen a doctor struck off the medical register. Dr Shahid Ayyoub, 57, repeatedly stroked a patient’s breasts during a prol...

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Court of Appeal upholds 5 year manslaughter sentence
11 August 2014

John Wyn Williams from Exchange Chambers has successfully argued against any reduction in a five year sentence for manslaughter. Kevin Gardner, 26, was sentenced to five years after earlier pleading guilty to manslaughter at Chester Crown Court. The Court of Appeal ha...

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Simon Medland QC successfully defends teenager on murder charge
31 July 2014

Simon Medland QC from Exchange Chambers has successfully defended a teenager who has been cleared of murder after killing her mother. Rebecca Durkin, 19, from Southport ...

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Success for Nick Johnson working with UK, US and Greek lawyers in Athens
21 July 2014

Nick Johnson, one of Exchange Chambers' fraud specialists, has been working closely with UK and international lawyers (Howard & Byrne, York; Willkie Farr & Gallagher, New York; Anagnostopoulos, Athens) as part of a continuing investigation into alleged corrupt practices in the Greek pharmaceutical industry. ...

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Jason MacAdam represents doctor facing misconduct allegations
18 July 2014

Jason MacAdam from Exchange Chambers,  instructed by the MPS before the MPTS Fitness to Practise Panel, has represented a doctor facing misconduct allegations. The majority of allegations were admitted and insight on the part of the doctor was established. The GMC sought erasure as the appropriate s...

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Jason MacAdam represents consultant surgeon
18 July 2014

Jason MacAdam from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Berrymans on behalf of the MPS, has represented a consultant surgeon at a Coroner’s Inquest. Despite submissions made by the family's solicitor to the Coroner that a conclusion of gross negligence should be recorded, the Coroner acceded to Mr MacAdam's sub...

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Large scale conspiracy to supply heroin
17 July 2014

Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers acted for one of ten defendants in a large scale conspiracy to supply heroin trial Bradford Crown Court – Operation Exbridge. No further evidence was offered against his client on day two of a six week trial. He is, as yet, the only person acquitted in this trial....

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Boyfriend found Not Guilty of role in baby’s death
16 July 2014

Benjamin Myers QC defended Darren Butterfield who was tried at Preston Crown Court for his part in the death of TG, aged 7 weeks.  TG had died from severe injures as a result of being shaken.   The case was brought against Mr. Butterfield, his girlfriend and a ...

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Imran Shafi defends in money laundering case
10 July 2014

Imran Shafi, a barrister from Exchange Chambers, has acted for a gran who was spared jail after taking part in an international money laundering conspiracy.  Khalida Sheikh allowed son-in-law Nouman Tariq to use her bank safety deposit box to store money. Unknown to her, Tariq was at the centre of a gangland...

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Peter plans for the future with career change
7 July 2014

One of the property industry’s leading planning advisers has switched careers and joined Exchange Chambers as a barrister. ...

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Exchange Chambers barristers act in international cyber-fraud case
7 July 2014

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have acted for the defendants in an international cyber-fraud plot. ...

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Imran Shafi defends in money laundering case
7 July 2014

Imran Shafi, a barrister from Exchange Chambers, has acted for a gran who was spared jail after taking part in an international money laundering cons...

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Mitchell Reinterpreted: Court of Appeal’s new guidance handed down today: book now for seminar
4 July 2014

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in three conjoined appeals, seeking to give authoritative new guidance on relief from sanctions. This is a significant and important decision affecting the conduct of civil litigation. What is the guidance, will it work in practice and does it cure the ills b...

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HSE Prosecution for Mark Ainsworth
26 June 2014

Acting on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Mark Ainsworth from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted Europlast (Blackburn) Ltd after an employee had part of a finger amputated when his left hand became trapped in unguarded machinery in June 2012. ...

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Successful money laundering and fraud prosecution for Alex Menary
25 June 2014

Andrew Seidu was sentenced today, 25 July 2014, to a total term of 4 years' imprisonment for offences of Money Laundering and Fraud after an 8-day trial before HHJ Batty. Alex Menary from Exchange Chambers prosecuted the case on behalf of West Yorkshire CP...

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Charity Dragon Boat Race
23 June 2014

Barristers, clerks and staff from Exchange Chambers - plus family and friends - took part in the annual Dragon Boat Race at West Kirby Marine Lake on Saturday to raise money for Headway Wirral. The event, organised by Carpenters Solicitors, involved paddlers taking to a Chinese War Canoe and working together to t...

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£577,000 settlement for Pankaj Madan
18 June 2014

Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers has successfully acted for the claimant, a 51 year old man, in a case which settled at JSM for £577,000. The claimant had a lower life expectancy and was working full time ag...

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Worker’s floor slip led to loss of fingertips
17 June 2014

A Leeds-based company represented by Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it came into contact with the drive chain of a conveyor at a Newcastle factory. The 26-year-old, of Longbenton, Newcastle, was clearing up after completing a job ...

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Exchange Chambers barristers act in Court of Appeal Mitchell case
16 June 2014

The Court of Appeal will hear three appeals relating to the ambit of the decision in Mitchell over the next two days, 16 and 17 June 2014. The Court ruled last November in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers (k...

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Advocacy Training Council Appointment for Will Waldron QC
6 June 2014

Will Waldron QC from Exchange Chambers has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Advocacy Training Council. Will takes on the role from Julian Goose QC, Recorder of Sheffield, and will represent the Circuits on the Executive Committee. The Advocacy Training Council...

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Two new members for Exchange Chambers in Leeds
4 June 2014

Exchange Chambers has continued its expansion by welcoming two new members in Leeds, Victoria Smith-Swain and Holly Betke. Victoria is a specialist criminal and regulatory advocate, who has a suc...

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Criminal asset case success for Imran Shafi
29 May 2014

Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers has acted for Zeenat Farooqi, wife of convicted terrorist Munir Farooqi in an important criminal asset case.  Instructed by Jawad Babar, partner at Stokoe Partnership, Imran successfully resisted the prosecution application to forfeit...

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Steven Fennell joins Exchange Chambers
29 May 2014

Exchange Chambers has continued its expansion in Leeds by welcoming former solicitor Steven Fennell as a new member.  Steven qualified as a solicitor in 1996, as an insolvency practitioner in 1999, and a solicitor advocate in 2013.  He became a CE...

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David Knifton appears on British Forces News
22 May 2014

David Knifton from Exchange Chambers appeared on British Forces News last night after speaking at the APIL Military Claims Conference at the Churchill War Rooms in London.  David, who provided an update on Combat Immunity at the Conference, regularly advises on claim...

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AGM Outlines Growth Plans
22 May 2014

Exchange Chambers hosted its AGM on Saturday with the forward-thinking Set unveiling plans for a new corporate management structure. In announcing record turnover of £25.72m for the 2013/2014 financial year, Head of Chambers Bill Braithwaite QC outlined how the Set plans to strengthen its position as one of...

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Exchange Chambers pupil wins Moot Competition
21 May 2014

Katie Ayres, who joins Exchange Chambers as a pupil in September, has been named as the winner of this year’s Gray’s Inn Moot Competition and the Three Raymond Buildings Du Cann Memorial Prize for Excellence in Advocacy. Richard Du Cann QC was one of the foremost advocates of his generation, a student...

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Supreme Court Success For Bill Hanbury
21 May 2014

Bill Hanbury from Exchange Chambers has helped to secure an important victory for his client at the Supreme Court. Judgment in the case of R (on the application of Barkas) (Appellant) v North Yorkshire County Council and Another (Respondent...

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Success for Nick Johnson in Russian murder Extradition case
20 May 2014

Nick Johnson this week secured the discharge of a Russian citizen whose extradition was sought to face allegations of murder in the Russian Federation. A successful businessman in the UK for a number of years, it was alleged that he had been part of a revenge attack upon a man for...

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More human rights
12 May 2014

Bill Hanbury publishes article on prestigious Westlaw insight on the likelihood of an article 8 defence succeeding in private law possession proceedings This article explores the potential application of art...

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Hidden assets success for Exchange Chambers
7 May 2014

Dafydd Enoch QC, door tenant, and Andrew Jebb won a major hidden assets argument in a Confiscation hearing at Birmingham Crown Court on the 30th April, reducing what the Defendant had to pay from £...

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Exchange Chambers ahead of budget with record turnover of £25.72 million
1 May 2014

Exchange Chambers has recorded record turnover of £25.72 million for the 2013/2014 financial year – up 10% on last year’s £23.4 million. The progressive set, based in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, will also be keeping members’ contributions at the same le...

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Sara Dodd prosecutes £3.5 million mortgage fraud case
25 April 2014

Sara Dodd from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted a £3.5 million mortgage fraud case. Property developers Marshall Joseph, 56, from Altrincham and Alick Kapikanya, 45, from Greater Manchester, shared loans they fraudulently obtained on houses they...

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Exchange Chambers’ latest member is building on years of experience
23 April 2014

Highly regarded construction solicitor David Fearon has been called to the Bar and joined Exchange Chambers as a barrister, having previously been a partner at DLA, Halliwells and Kennedys. David qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and as a solicitor advoc...

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Sara Dodd prosecutes parents for causing serious harm to 10-year-old child
8 April 2014

Sara Dodd from Exchange Chambers has prosecuted a couple who admitted causing serious harm to a child after their 10-year-old daughter was hospitalised suffering severe malnutrition. An investigation was launched by police and social services when the girl collaps...

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Health and safety prosecution for Michael Lavery
3 April 2014

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers has prosecuted a four star hotel for a series of health and safety breaches after a beautician was turned into a human torch as she manicured an elderly woman’s nails. Julia McKeown spent three weeks in hospital undergoin...

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Ian Harris appointed as Part Time Judge of First-tier Tribunal Restricted Patients Panel
2 April 2014

Ian Harris from Exchange Chambers has been appointed as a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber, to exercise the Mental Health jurisdiction within that Chamber, in respect of Restricted Patients. In h...

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Exchange Chambers issues statement on CBA deal
28 March 2014

Exchange Chambers has distanced itself from the agreement announced yesterday between the government and the Criminal Bar Association. In a statement issued today, Exchange Chambers said: “As a Chambers, we do not endorse the agreement the CBA has made with the MoJ.  “Individual b...

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Michael Lavery prosecutes ill-treatment of patient case
26 March 2014

Michael Lavery a criminal barrister from Exchange Chambers has prosecuted two carers secretly filmed slapping, jabbing and humiliating a brain-damaged patient as he lay groaning in bed. Footage shows Rita Page, 68, and Lynette Cro...

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Exchange Chambers Barristers Secure Murder Verdict in Jahangir Nazar Trial
21 March 2014

A husband who stabbed his wife to death has been found guilty of murder in a high profile case prosecuted by John Jones QC and Adrian Farrow from Exchange Chambers. Mum-of-two Farkhanda Younis, known to friends as Jabeen, was...

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Michael Lavery acts in no returns policy case
21 March 2014

Michael Lavery a criminal barrister from Exchange Chambers acted for the defendant, Bennett, in the custody time limit case in relation to the availability of Counsel during the no returns policy of the Criminal Bar Association. T...

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Breaking Bad-style case for Richard Littler
17 March 2014

Richard Littler, a barrister at Exchange Chambers, has acted for the defendant, Polish Chemistry Professor Ryszard Jakubczyk,  in a case compared to cult TV series Breaking Bad by the tabloid press. For further details please click here: ...

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Exchange Chambers barristers in fraud by abuse of position trial
10 March 2014

Steve McNally and Michael Lavery, barristers at Exchange Chambers, have acted for the prosecution and defence in the trial of an NHS administrator who bought £160,000 of printer cartridges with publi...

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Michael Lavery secures not guilty verdict for Anita Cregan
10 March 2014

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers has acted for Anita Cregan, who has been cleared of aiding and abetting misconduct in public office. The jury took three hours to clear 56-year-old Mrs Cregan and two others - Greater Manchester Police call han...

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Dr P v Dr J
4 March 2014

Jason MacAdam from Exchange Chambers, instructed by BLM on behalf of the claimant has recently obtained an ex parte injunction in the High Court under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 against another doctor....

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Jason MacAdam defends police officer in misconduct hearing
4 March 2014

Jason MacAdam, a barrister at Exchange Chambers, defended a serving police officer who was alleged to have taken prohibited drugs, anabolic steroids. The evidence presented to the panel was the subject of successful challenge on the basis of non conformation with Force protocols ...

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UK’S Highest Appeal Court rules in favour of AVIVA Insurance UK Ltd
25 February 2014

In a decision that will save the insurance industry upwards of £50 million a year, the Supreme Court -  the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases – has refused  West Midlands Travel Limited permission to appeal a case it lost at the Court of Appeal last year. Edward Bartley Jones Q...

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Benjamin Myers appointed Queen's Counsel
19 February 2014

Exchange Chambers is delighted to announce that Benjamin Myers has been appointed Queen’s Counsel. Benjamin Myers is among the 100 Queen’s Counsel appointments announced today by the independent selection panel.  He will formally become a silk when he makes his declaration before the Lord Chancel...

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Bill Braithwaite QC & Gerard Martin QC speak for UKABIF
17 February 2014

Capacity Issues for people with acquired brain injuries. Thursday 13th March 2014 Exchange Chambers - Oxford House, Oxford Row, Leeds, LS1 3BE. Please see attached PDF for more details....

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Leading Silk's Health and Safety Practice
17 February 2014

Leading silk John Jones QC continues to develop a successful and specialist Health and Safety practice to complement his well-established and renowned criminal offering. In recent years, John has developed a successful track record in defending Health and Safety actions – a practice he has built from the fo...

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John Wyn Williams joins Exchange Chambers
12 February 2014

Exchange Chambers has further strengthened its regulatory expertise with the arrival of John Wyn Williams as its latest member. Called to the Bar in 1992, John joins Exchange Chambers from Linenhall Chambers.  As a senior regulatory barrister, he has acted for a number of companies and Local Authorities deal...

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Exchange Chambers Barristers praised for "phenomenal" advice in Environment Agency Prosecution
7 February 2014

Mark Rhind and Andrew Smith from Exchange Chambers have been praised for their “phenomenal” advice while acting for the defendants in a high profile Environment Agency prosecution. Frank Flannigan Junior, his company DepotHire Ltd and his father Frances Clavering Flannigan were ordered to pay a total ...

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£4.8 million for a 10 year old boy who suffered a serious brain injury
5 February 2014

Amanda Yip QC and Chris Gutteridge, instructed by Imogen Wetton of Thompsons Solicitors, have secured a settlement of £4.8 million for a 10 year old boy who suffered a serious brain injury after being knocked down while crossing the road. The claim presented a challenge as liability was disputed and the ins...

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Exchange Chambers Ashley Serr writes for ELA Briefing
5 February 2014

Relief from sanction in the tribunal and the impact of the new CPR A failure to comply with tribunal rules or an order can have draconian consequences for a party, including striking out a claim or response. This article considers the relevance of the CPR rules on relief from sanction, amended in...

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Michael Lavery defends company CEO in HSE prosecution
21 January 2014

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers has acted for a company CEO in a Health and Safety (HSE) prosecution at Minshull Crown Court, Manchester. Mansfield Soft Furnishings Ltd and David Mansfield were prosecuted by the HSE after up to 30 employees were exposed to the airborne fibres at Meadowcroft Mill on Bury Roa...

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Exchange Chambers' Nick Johnson instructed to work in Moscow on Russian Extradition case
14 January 2014

Nick Johnson, one of Exchange Chambers’ specialist fraud barristers, continues to develop an international dimension to his practice, including extradition work relating to the USA and, now, the Russian Federation. Instructed by Howard & Byrne to represent a Russian citizen livi...

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Exchange Chambers moves to 201 Deansgate, Manchester
6 January 2014

Exchange Chambers has completed its move to new flagship premises in Manchester.  The multi-disciplinary set has relocated from Ralli Court, West Riverside to 201 Deansgate, a prominent commercial property in the heart of Manchester.   Exchange Chambers has signed a ten year lease for 10,000 sq ft ...

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Exchange is the third largest Barristers’ Chambers in the UK says new report
8 December 2013

Exchange Chambers is the third largest Barristers’ Chambers in the UK - according to The Lawyer Magazine’s Bar Top 30 report. With close to 150 members, Exchange Chambers is one of only four sets with over 100 members. Based in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, Exchange Chambers this year recor...

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Stephen Connolly quoted in The Lawyer Magazine
4 December 2013

Exchange Chambers barrister Stephen Connolly has been quoted in The Lawyer Magazine’s latest report on the regional Bar. The report, in which Exchange Chambers is credited with being one of the largest regional Sets, focuses specifically on the impact of the Jackson reforms on civil litigation. &ldq...

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Exchange Chambers hits out at VHCC list
3 December 2013

Exchange Chambers has hit back at a “misleading, cynical and underhand” list of barristers’ names sent by the Legal Aid Agency to solicitors looking for counsel to undertake very high cost cases (VHCC). A list of 330 barristers and higher court advocates has been provided to law firms who contac...

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Exchange Chambers welcomes comments by Lord Chief Justice
29 November 2013

Exchange Chambers has welcomed the views of the new Lord Chief Justice on driving down the high costs of legal bills in the capital to make justice more accessible. In his first formal speech since taking up his post, Lord Thomas set out a radical programme for devolving work to courts and law firms in other part...

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Interest riding high in flagship local government seminar
25 November 2013

Over 200 delegates have already registered for Exchange Chambers’ annual Local Government and Social Housing Seminar in Liverpool. The seminar, which takes place on Thursday 21 November at Liverpool Town Hall, covers: Anti Social Behaviour, Housing Management and Human Rights Commer...

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Over 250 delegates attend flagship Liverpool conference
22 November 2013

Over 250 delegates from throughout the UK attended yesterday’s Local Government and Social Housing conference hosted by Exchange Chambers. The annual event, now in its ninth year, was held at Liverpool Town Hall. Delegates were able to attend a range of seminars throughout the day and were able to e...

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Huw Edwards joins Exchange Chambers
14 November 2013

Exchange Chambers has welcomed Huw Edwards as its latest new member in Manchester. Huw, who was called to the Bar in 2009, practices in crime and regulatory law. He joins from St Johns Buildings in Manchester. In becoming a member at Exchange Chambers, Huw joins up with former colleagues, Philip Parry...

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Barristers from Exchange Chambers secure Balcombe fracking possession order
14 November 2013

Edward Bartley Jones QC and Chris Royle from Exchange Chambers have acted for West Sussex County Council in securing a possession order for the site of the much publicised Balcombe fracking protest. West Sussex County Council also obtained extensive injunctive relief against the persons still on the site and against thos...

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