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Alex Williams represents Liverpool City Council at Inquest
6 December 2016

Alex Williams from Exchange Chambers has represented Liverpool City Council at the Inquest in to the death of Maureen Umosoh who was a resident at the Beechwood Specialist Care Home. Mrs Umosoh, a dementia patient, was found dead after walking out of the care home on 16...

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Delegates welcomed to Liverpool for flagship Local Government & Social Housing seminar
30 November 2016

Over 250 delegates gathered at Liverpool Town Hall on Friday 25th November 2016 for Exchange Chambers’ Annual Local Government and Social Housing Conference. The event, now in its 11th year, is a sector focused national...

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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 Burns to speak at Northwest Housing Conference 2016
25 October 2016

Paul Burns (Head of the Local Government & Social Housing Department at Exchange Chambers) will be speaking with...

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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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Michael Rawlinson acts for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in complex jury inquest
15 September 2016

Michael Rawlinson from Exchange Chambers has represented Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust at a three week long jury inquest. Jagdip Randhawa, 19, from Hounslow, London, died after hitting his head on a concrete path after...

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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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Michael Rawlinson represents bereaved family at high-profile inquest: jury return scathing conclusion of suicide contributed to by neglect
9 August 2016

Michael Rawlinson from Exchange Chambers has represented the family of Michael McMonigle, a popular school teacher, at the inquest in to his death. Mr McMonigle, who worked at Hurworth School, near Darlington was treated for anxiety and depression at ...

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Paul Burns to speak at Manchester Housing Quality Network event
20 April 2016

Paul Burns (Head of the Local Government & Social Housing Department at Exchange Chambers) will be speaking on &...

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Paul Burns advises and represents Wigan Council in multiple without notice anti-social behaviour injunction applications
24 March 2016

In one of the first without notice mixed age group injunction applications brought before the civil courts in the North a group comprising one adult and youths aged between 16 and 17 years old have now been issued with final injunctions and powers of arrest under Section 1 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 20...

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Successful planning law prosecution for David Birrell
24 February 2016

David Birrell from Exchange Chambers has acted for West Lancashire Borough Council in a planning law prosecution at Preston Crown Court against defendants, Timothy and Susan Edwards. Mr and Mrs Edwards w...

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Local Government & Social Housing Delegates welcomed to Liverpool
30 November 2015

Over 250 delegates gathered at Liverpool Town Hall on Friday 20th November 2015 for Exchange Chambers’ annual Local Government and Social Housing Conference. The event, now in its 10th year, is a sector focused national conference for local...

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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...

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Andrew Smith appears at patient death Inquest
22 May 2015

Andrew Smith appeared at the inquest into the death of a patient during a trip to Hollingworth Lake. The inquest jury decided that staff at Birch Hill hospital, Rochdale, where Mr Elahi was a patient, were at fault for allowing him to take part in the trip. Andrew represented the family at the inquest, which last...

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Exchange Chambers barristers appear at fatal shooting Inquest
22 May 2015

Exchange Chambers barristers Andrew Smith and Stephen Grattage appeared at the inquest into the fatal shooting of a G4S security contractor in Iraq. The area coroner for Manchester South, Joanne Kearsley, returned a verdict of unlawful killing in the case of a security contractor, Paul McGuigan, who was shot dead...

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Exchange Chambers Barristers Represent Interested Persons at a Four-Week Article 2 Jury Inquest
15 April 2015

Michael Lavery, Alfred Weiss and Andrew Ward of Exchange Chambers have successfully represented properly interested persons at a four-week Article 2 jury inquest commencing in March 2015 at Liverpool Coroner’s Court. The inquest arose from the death in custody of Mr. Steven Heatman at H.M.P. Liverpool on 25...

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Paul Burns represents Leeds City Council in a series of injunction applications which have seen gang members and drug dealers banned from a Leeds estate
27 March 2015

A GANG who spread misery on a Leeds estate during a reign of terror have been banned from the area and many have now been jailed in landmark legal action brought by Leeds City Council and the police. Leeds County Court heard how the gang were a nightmare for residents who were too afraid to report what was happen...

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Richard Littler acts in Inquest into death of baby in 2009
19 January 2015

Richard Littler from Exchange Chambers has acted in a lengthy Inquest at Wakefield Coroners Court into the death of a baby in 2009 at Leeds Royal Infirmary. Richard represented the most senior Intensive Care Consultant who was criticised for deciding not to admit the baby into Intensive Care (PICU) sooner. ...

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Michael Lavery acts for Tomkinson Heating Ltd at Inquest
4 December 2014

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers is acting for Tomkinson Heating Ltd at the Inquest into the death of heating engineer James Jackson. Mr Jackson died in hospital after a boiler fell on him as he was trying to unload it.  He had had been trying to unload the boiler outside Sacred Heart Church in ...

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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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5 day Jury Inquest for Philip Parry
22 September 2014

Philip Parry from Exchange Chambers has acted for Wilhemsen Lines Car Carriers Ltd (one of the largest freight carriers in the world) in a 5 day jury inquest into the death of an Able Bodied Seaman. Gerardo Tonogbanua was killed in February 2011 when he fell into the water during an emergency exercise drill on th...

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Exchange Chambers Trains with the RNLI
5 September 2014

Exchange Chambers barristers Steven Crossley, Alex Menary, Alfie Weiss and Vicky Smith-Swain have just recently returned from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution headquarters in Poole, Dorset, where they delivered an inquest workshop to the Directors and senior staff of the Institution.  The 4 Leeds-base...

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Over 250 delegates attend flagship Liverpool conference
22 November 2013

Over 250 delegates from throughout the UK attended yesterday’s Local Government and Social Housing conference hosted by Exchange Chambers. The annual event, now in its ninth year, was held at Liverpool Town Hall. Delegates were able to attend a range of seminars throughout the day and were able to e...

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