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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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