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Steven Crossley successfully represents North Wales Police Sergeant
21 April 2017

Steven Crossley successfully represents North Wales Police Sergeant  Sgt C, a custody sergeant, was alleged to have used excessive force amounting to Gross Misconduct in applying a "full nelson" wrestling technique to a detained person, causing h...

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Record turnover for Exchange Chambers
6 April 2017

Exchange Chambers has announced record turnover of £28.7 million for the 2016/17 financial year - a rise of 12% on last year’s £25.7 million. The barristers’ Chambers, described as a “Northern powerhouse” by the independent legal directories, has now set its sights on further e...

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Steven Crossley in successful defence of Police Sergeant
10 March 2017

Sergeant M, of Lincolnshire Police, was charged with the Common Assault of a detained person. The principal evidence came from a Police Constable who alleged that following a verbal complaint of assault by a detained person, the Sergeant had said the words "No, this is an assault" and then punched the det...

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Michael Rawlinson successfully represents Custody Sergeant in Police Misconduct case
2 March 2017

Michael Rawlinson from Exchange Chambers has successfully represented a Lancashire Custody Sergeant, who faced dismissal weeks prior to retirement, after he admitted misconduct in failing to record significant information on a custody record and risk assessment. ...

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Steven Crossley successfully represents South Yorkshire Police Officer
24 January 2017

Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers has represented a South Yorkshire Officer who admitted Misconduct by calling his female Sergeant "sweetcheeks" and making reference to her clothing. The Officer denied making a comment alleged to have constituted...

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Steven Crossley in successful defence
7 November 2016

Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers successfully represented PC James Ellerton, of Merseyside Police, in his trial for Dangerous Driving at Liverpool Crown Court. PC Ellerton struck a scrambler motorcycle being ridden by Devere Ogungboro ...

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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...

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Paul Kirtley acts for officer who keeps job after Poppi Worthington performance proceedings
26 October 2016

Cumbria Constabulary can confirm that performance proceedings have been concluded into the competence of an officer’s performance in the initial investigation into the circumstances around the death of Poppi Worthington in December 2012.  Paul Kirtley...

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Successful defence of North Yorkshire Police Officer at Police Misconduct Hearing for Michael Rawlinson
13 October 2016

Michael Rawlinson, from Exchange Chambers, has successfully defended a North Yorkshire Police Constable who faced dismissal, after being accused of two allegations of gross misconduct and three further allegations...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 “...

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Steven Crossley in successful defence of South Yorkshire Firearms Officer
27 April 2016

Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers has successfully defended a South Yorkshire Firearms Officer accused of gross misconduct. The Officer had used force against an individual he genuinely believed was attempting to remove his police i...

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Successful Defences in Police Misconduct Hearings for Steven Crossley
6 April 2016

In March, Steven Crossley successfully defended a South Yorkshire Inspector against allegations of dishonesty. It was argued that the Inspector’s admitted acts constituted lesser breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour and, aft...

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Steven Crossley, David Toal and Michael Rawlinson, successfully represent Police officers at Police Misconduct Hearing
22 February 2016

Steven Crossley, David Toal and Michael Rawlinson, from Exchange C...

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Steven Crossley and David Toal successfully represent police officers at Misconduct Hearing
4 February 2016

Steven Crossley and David Toal from Exchange Chambers have successfully represented two South Yorkshire Police Officers at a Police Misconduct Hearing in Sheffield. ...

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Paul Burns and Nicholas Walker appointed Chairs of Police Misconduct Hearings
11 December 2015

Exchange Chambers barristers Paul Burns and Nicholas Walker have been appointed Chairs of Police Misconduct Hearings. Police misconduct hearings form an important part of the disciplinary rules governing the police....

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Steven Crossley successfully represents Police Constable Joanne Parr in Merseyside's first public Misconduct Hearing
25 September 2015

Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers has successfully represented Police Constable Joanne Parr in Merseyside's first public Misconduct Hearing. The Officer faced allegations that, with other officers, she deliberately refused to assist a member of the public struggling with a shoplifter he had detained in Dale ...

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Steven Crossley successfully represents Lincolnshire officer in the first public Police Misconduct hearing to be attended by the press under new regulations
19 June 2015

Pc Woolerton, featured in the Channel 5 television series Police Interceptors, had been accused of using excessive force on two occasions in the course of an arrest and of making a homophobic comment to a detained person. The Hearing was only the second to be conducted in public under the Police (Conduct) (Amendment) Reg...

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David Temkin secures unanimous acquittal of senior detective constable
22 April 2015

David Temkin has secured the unanimous acquittal of a senior detective constable after a six day trial at Liverpool Crown Court. DC Ciara Campbell faced eleven charges under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Computer Misuse Act 1990 arising from her alleged abuse of police computer systems between 2010 and 2014. David...

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Nicholas Walker defends former Police Constable Kevin Szabo
1 April 2015

Nicholas Walker from Exchange Chambers has secured the liberty of former Police Constable Kevin Szabo.   In what was described as a very sad case, the Recorder of Liverpool, HHJ Goldstone QC ordered Mr Szabo to be subject to a community order for an offence of Dangerous Driving.  Mr Szabo, who was suffe...

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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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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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