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Mark Rhind acts for doctor cleared of all allegations at Fitness to Practice Hearing
28 October 2014

Mark Rhind from Exchange Chambers has acted for a doctor who was cleared of all allegations after a 12 day Fitness to Practice Hearing before the General Medical Council at the Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service in Manchester. The doctor, a senior Registrar, had been accused of impairment by reason of miscondu...

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Alison Graham Wells to address Kreston International
27 October 2014

Alison Graham Wells from Exchange Chambers is today delivering a talk to Kreston International about current trends and recent legal developments relating to VAT and other indirect taxes. Kreston International is a global network of independent accounting firms with the reputation for providing trusted compliance...

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Adrian Farrow prosecutes for HSE
24 October 2014

Acting for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Adrian Farrow from Exchange Chambers has prosecuted a Darwen-based scrap metal firm that has been fined for health and safety failings after workers suffered from lead poisoning.  One 48-year-old man from Darwen, who has asked not to be named, was admitted to...

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David Fearon presents Innovation Award
16 October 2014

Exchange Chambers and construction barrister David Fearon sponsored the Innovation Award at the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards 2014 (CCISY 14). The Award, presented by David Fearon, was won by Bay Construct. The Awards will be held again next year in October 2015. With  over 300 g...

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Exchange Chambers silk achieves one of the largest ever settlements for above the knee amputee
9 October 2014

Gerard Martin QC and Catherine Howells from Exchange Chambers have achieved one of the largest ever settlements for an above the knee amputee.  The long-standing silk and his junior accepted £2.8 million in full and final settlement of all claims in a complex case.  Commenting on the settl...

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Gerard Martin QC and David Knifton successfully settle upper limb amputee case
9 October 2014

Gerard Martin QC and David Knifton from Exchange Chambers have successfully settled an upper limb amputee case - whole of the limb missing, for their instructing solicitor and his client. For reasons of confidentiality, the client cannot be named, but as an individual head of loss in this case, the prosthetics cl...

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Beth Harvey-Smith becomes a full member of Exchange Chambers
9 October 2014

Beth Harvey-Smith has accepted a tenancy at Exchange Chambers after successfully completing her pupillage.   Beth graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2008 with a First Class Degree in English Literature. Whilst undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Vocational Course, she was ...

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Chambers band to play at Manchester Music Makers 2
7 October 2014

Red Corner, the band made up of four criminal barristers and a clerk from Exchange Chambers, is taking part in Manchester Music Makers 2 at Band on the Wall in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Thursday 30 October. Manchester Music Makers 2 is battle of the bands, organised by the trainees at law fi...

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Philip Parry on why companies should have legal representation at an Inquest
6 October 2014

It would be wrong to categorise Inquests as a form of litigation.  Although they may sometimes have the appearance of a criminal or civil trial, they have a very different objective and are entirely unconcerned with concepts of guilt or civil liability.  However, ensuring that your position as an individual, or...

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RECORD LEGAL 500 RANKINGS FOR EXCHANGE CHAMBERS
2 October 2014

Exchange Chambers has achieved its highest ever rankings in The Legal 500 United Kingdom. The Set has strengthened its position at the top of the rankings for the Northern Circuit while also climbing to its highest ever ranking for the North Eastern Circuit.  Members of Exchange Chambers are also ranked 47 t...

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David Fearon and Exchange Chambers sponsor innovation award
1 October 2014

Exchange Chambers and construction barrister David Fearon are delighted to sponsor the Innovation Award at the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards 2014 (CCISY 14). CCISY 14 is the region’s premier construction event and will be a showcase for the professionalism, excellence and innovation tha...

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Two new pupils for Exchange Chambers
1 October 2014

Exchange Chambers is delighted to welcome two new pupils to Chambers. Joining as a common law pupil is Katie Ayers.  Katie graduated from Worcester College, Oxford, in 2009 with a degree in philosophy, psychology and physiology. After a year of travel, she worked as an investment banking analyst at NM Rothsc...

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