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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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