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London barrister makes the Exchange to Manchester
31 May 2016

Exchange Chambers has continued to strengthen its commercial department in Manchester with the arrival of Greg Plunkett as a new member. Greg joins Exchange Chambers from Selborne Chambers in London.  With extensive experience in complex and high value claims, Greg’s practice covers commercial ...

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Exchange Chambers barristers act in armed ambush liability only trial
27 May 2016

Christian Taylor and Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers have acted in a liability only trial involving the armed ambush of a prison...

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Imran Shafi secures only acquittal in Halifax grooming trial
27 May 2016

Imran Shafi has secured the only acquittal in a grooming trial in Halifax. Following a three week trial before HHJ Marson QC, Mr Shafi's client was the only defendant to be acquitted of serious sexual offences by the Jury. Operation Harehills w...

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Winterburn v Bennett [2016] EWCA Civ 482, [2016] WLR(D) 297 – a win for Bruce Walker in the Court of Appeal on “no parking” signs preventing acquisition of parking easements by prescription, by making use contentious
25 May 2016

On 25/5/2016 the Court of Appeal gave judgment on whether “no parking” signs which are ignored can prevent the acquisition of a prescriptive easement to park – in short, whether the signs make user contentious or vi. When collecting their food, customers of a fish & chip shop in Kei...

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Court v van Dijk: Bruce Walker wins in the Court of Appeal on flooding nuisance and pipe easements
24 May 2016

On 5/5/2016 Bruce Walker represented the Appellant / Defendant, Mrs Court, in the Court of Appeal.  The claim had been for interference with a pipe easement and nuisance by flooding.  Mrs Court’s neighbour had ...

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Barrister’s debut novel recognised by Crime Writers Association
23 May 2016

The legal thriller, ‘Death by Dangerous’ by Exchange Chambers barrister and driving specialist, Oliver Jarvis has been long listed for the 2016 Crime Writers Association’s Debut Dagger. ...

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Alfred Weiss successfully defends in case involving measure of damages where a chattel is converted
16 May 2016

In Sami v Lone, a multi-track claim heard at the Leeds County Court on 9th May 2015, the Court was faced with the question of how to assess damages where a chattel had been unlawfully converted but there was no claim for loss of profits or other special damages arising out of the conversion.  The owner of...

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Exchange Chambers barristers making a “life changing difference” says charity CEO
11 May 2016

Mark Lever, Chief Executive of the National Autistic Society (NAS), yesterday praised the “life changing difference” barristers at Exchange Chambers are making to autistic children and their families by providing free legal representation at hearings into their educational needs. Speaking at an event ...

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Bruce Walker in the Court of Appeal on pipe easements and flooding nuisance
10 May 2016

Bruce Walker was in the Court of Appeal on 5/5/2016, representing the appellant / defendant, Mrs Court.  The claim had been for interference with a pipe easement and nuisance by flooding.  Mrs Court’s neighbour had renovated hi...

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Ian Harris and Simon Berkson secure acquittals in conspiracy to defraud trial
9 May 2016

Ian Harris and Simon Berkson from Exchange Chambers have secured acquittals for their clients in a complex conspiracy to defraud trial. The two defendants ...

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Member of Chambers in Panama for Transnational Crime Conference
6 May 2016

Nick Johnson QC, one of Exchange Chambers' criminal silks who specialises in multi jurisdictional criminal and related investigations, will be attending the Inter...

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Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited fined £2.6m in case prosecuted by Adrian Farrow
6 May 2016

HHJ Mark Brown, the Honorary Recorder of Preston imposed a fine of £2.6m and costs on part of the Balfour Beatty Group in relation to breaches of Health and Safety legislation in a case prosecuted by Adrian Farrow at Presto...

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Exchange Chambers barristers in successful defence
4 May 2016

Paul Hodgkinson from Exchange Chambers, led by Anthony Metzer QC, a door tenant at Exchange Chambers,  has secured a not guilty verdict for his client in a conspiracy to murder trial.    In a trial lasting 6 we...

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Bill Hanbury appears in appeal in registration gap case
3 May 2016

In April Bill Hanbury appeared in appeal on whether a notice to quit can be served by transferee prior to registration. The case is potentially of major importance to landlords (and tenants) following Brown and ...

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Personal Injury Newsletter - Spring 2016
1 May 2016

In the Spring 2016 edition: Will Waldron QC writes a 12 step programme for good experts. Andrew Williams ...

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