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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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