Latest News

Record Rankings in Chambers UK
3 November 2016

Exchange Chambers has secured its highest ever rankings in this year’s Chambers UK. With a number of Band 1 rankings across the Northern and North Eastern circuits, Exchange Chambers is praised for its “stellar reputation” and “broad sele...

Read More


Andrew Williams writes for Property Law Journal
31 October 2016

Andrew Williams’ article on Commercial Landlord & Tenant Dilapidations Claims is published in the November 2016 edition of Property Law Journal.   Andrew’s 5-pag...

Read More


“Registration gap” ruling in High Court
12 October 2016

A High Court judge has ruled that a notice to quit served on a tenant farmer was invalid because the new owners of the land served it before their purchase had been properly registered. The case is a test of the legal implications of the so-called “registration gap”, the time taken between the complet...

Read More


Exchange Chambers raises £11,700 for The Joshua Tree
3 October 2016

Exchange Chambers has raised £11,700 through its first fundraising initiative for The Joshua Tree, the Set’s official charity. The Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds based Chambers arranged an online auction thanks to a wide ...

Read More


Exchange Chambers targets further expansion in Leeds
29 September 2016

Exchange Chambers has signalled its intent to further expand in Leeds by taking an additional 2000 sq ft of space at Oxford House, Oxford Row. Exchange Chambers opened in Leeds in 2010 and now has 29 barristers covering a wide range of practice areas including ...

Read More


Property Law Bulletin - September 2016
28 September 2016

In the September edition of our Property Law Bulletin: Flood Fire Damage to Property and the Non-negligent Defendant - Anthony Elleray QC Residential Possession Proceedings - the End of the Shorthol...

Read More


Record Legal 500 2016 rankings for Exchange Chambers
15 September 2016

Exchange Chambers has secured its highest ever rankings in the newly released, Legal 500, out this week. The Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds based Set is described as a “...

Read More


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...

Read More


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 ...

Read More


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...

Read More


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 ...

Read More


Parking easement by prescription in Court of Appeal
7 March 2016

When collecting their food, customers of a fish & chip shop in Keighley parked in the neighbouring Conservative Club’s car park, despite signs prohibiting such parking.  Likewise the shop’s delivery vans parked.  After 20 years the fish & chip shop owner claimed parking easements by prescrip...

Read More


Andrew Williams tackles the Love Activists
19 October 2015

Andrew Williams from Exchange Chambers has written a feature length article for Local Government Lawyer. The article, Tackling the Love Activists, looks at how local authorities can respond when their buildings or land are occupied by demonstrators.  Please click on the link below t...

Read More


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...

Read More


Bennett v. Winterburn [2015] UKUT 0059 (TCC) Parking easements by prescription, ouster and forcible user By Bruce Walker, Exchange Chambers
25 February 2015

Parking easements by prescription are awkward claims.  If the claim ousts the freeholder from his land, it fails.  If use is objected to, it becomes contentious (“vi”) and the claim fails.  Both points arose in Bennett v. Winterburn....

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


Peter plans for the future with career change
7 July 2014

One of the property industry’s leading planning advisers has switched careers and joined Exchange Chambers as a barrister. ...

Read More


Supreme Court Success For Bill Hanbury
21 May 2014

Bill Hanbury from Exchange Chambers has helped to secure an important victory for his client at the Supreme Court. Judgment in the case of R (on the application of Barkas) (Appellant) v North Yorkshire County Council and Another (Respondent...

Read More


More human rights
12 May 2014

Bill Hanbury publishes article on prestigious Westlaw insight on the likelihood of an article 8 defence succeeding in private law possession proceedings This article explores the potential application of art...

Read More