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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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