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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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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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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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Ceri Widdett to speak at Personnel Today Webinar
8 July 2016

Ceri Widdett from Exchange Chambers will be speaking at Personnel Today’s webinar on sickness absence management next week. This webinar, in association with Cascade HR, takes place at 2 pm on Tuesday 12 July.  It w...

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Ashley Serr successfully acts for defendant in sexual discrimination claim
8 June 2016

In the case of Blackpool v Baines Manchester ET 2016, a Tribunal determining an equal pay case has ruled for what is believed to be the first time that the Hay method of job evaluation is 'analytical' within the meaning of s.131 of the EqA. The ruling is significant as Hay is the most frequently used 'JES' in the world....

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Misconduct charges against Ceri Widdett's client not proved at NMC
4 April 2016

Allegations of dishonesty against a registered nurse, represented by Ceri Widdett from Exchange Chambers, have been found not proved at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The NMC holds fitness to practice hearings where a nurse has fa...

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Exchange Chambers boosts Manchester commercial team with new tenant
23 March 2016

Exchange Chambers has continued the expansion of its commercial department in Manchester by welcoming barrister James Malam as a tenant. James, who was called to the...

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David Birrell secures Not Guilty verdict in care worker abuse trial
1 February 2016

David Birrell from Exchange Chambers has secured a not guilty verdict for his client,  a care worker, after allegations of abuse at a residential home in Cumbria.  David's client was charged with Ill-Treatment of a Person Lacking...

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Simon Lewis success at 3 week employment tribunal
1 February 2016

Simon Lewis, acting for a well-known employer, has successfully resisted a complex set of claims brought by a former employee.  The claims were for unfair dismissal, victimisation, harassment and direct discrimination on t...

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Ceri Widdett blogs for new website aimed at working parents
10 August 2015

Ceri Widdett from Exchange Chambers has become a blogger for Mothers Mean Business, a new website community for the working parent. Mothers Mean Business aims to offer all the information, advice and support a working parent needs for their career and personal life, in one website. This includes a job board ...

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Employment Tribunal Success for Alfred Weiss
2 April 2015

Alfred Weiss from Exchange Chambers has secured an important success for his client in an Employment Tribunal case concerning an allegation of direct age discrimination. The case required the Employment Tribunal to consider the justification defence namely whether an employer was justified in compulsorily dismiss...

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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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Exchange Chambers Unveiled As Official Event Partner at Leeds Business Week 2014
24 September 2014

Exchange Chambers is delighted to support Leeds Business Week 2014 as an official event partner. Leeds Business Week, the UK’s biggest business week, runs from 13 - 17 October 2014 and features over 100 events dedicated to the business and wider community across the city. As an official business par...

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Who is an Apprentice?
22 September 2014

For the first time the Employment Appeal Tribunal has codified the principles to be applied in determining a contract of apprenticeship at common law. Ahley Serr from Exchange Chambers successfully acted for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in the case of HMRC v Holmescales. Please click on the li...

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Exchange Chambers Ashley Serr writes for ELA Briefing
5 February 2014

Relief from sanction in the tribunal and the impact of the new CPR A failure to comply with tribunal rules or an order can have draconian consequences for a party, including striking out a claim or response. This article considers the relevance of the CPR rules on relief from sanction, amended in...

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