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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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