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Amanda Yip QC and David Knifton secure approval of £3.5m settlement for brain-injured client
9 February 2017

Amanda Yip QC and David Knifton from Exchange Chambers have secured a settlement of £3.5 million for a woman who suffered a severe brain injury when she was struck by a car whilst crossing the road...

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Pankaj Madan to address British Pain Society
31 January 2017

Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers will be addressing the British Pain Society’s 50th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting on 3 May 2017. Pankaj will be delivering an interactive ses...

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Personal Injury Newsletter - January 2017
27 January 2017

In the January 2017 edition: Dr Kevin Naylor on the doctrine of fully informed consent in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board. ...

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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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Laura Gooding returns to Chambers following maternity leave
18 January 2017

Laura Gooding has returned to Chambers following a period of maternity leave. Laura, who was called to the Bar in 2001, specialises in personal injury...

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Pankaj Madan publishes first book - A Practical Guide to Subtle Brain Injury Claims
5 January 2017

Barrister Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers has published his first book, ...

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Andrew Ward obtains settlement in a Vnuk type personal injury claim
3 January 2017

Andrew Ward of Exchange Chambers has obtained a substantial settlement in a legally complex personal injury claim concerning the scope of compulsory insurance under the Road Traffic Act 1988. The claimant (“BM”...

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David Knifton secures settlement for Army Captain in claim against Ministry of Defence
23 December 2016

David Knifton from Exchange Chambers has secured a settlement of £2.35 million for an Army Captain who was seriously injured after a climbing accident on Ben Nevis. MS, 33, suffered a severe brain injury and multiple orthopaedic injuries when he f...

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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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Personal Injury Newsletter - October 2016
12 October 2016

In the October 2016 edition of the Personal Injury Newsletter:   The Keys to the House: Interim Payments for Accommodation - Amanda Yip QC SKR and its implications in catast...

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Exchange Chambers hosts full day personal injury seminar on the art of advocacy and winning cases
7 October 2016

Over 100 delegates attended Exchange Chambers’ Personal Injury Seminar 2016 - focused on the art of advocacy and winning cases - yesterday. The event, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester,  featured talks from Exchange Chambers’ four personal injury si...

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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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Alex Williams becomes a full member at Exchange Chambers
12 September 2016

Alex Williams has successfully completed his pupillage and become a full member at Exchange Chambers. Alex commenced a mixed common law pupillage in September 2015 and gained experience in different practice areas, including a broad rang...

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Louis Browne acts for Ministry of Justice in Article 2 ECHR Judicial Review
27 July 2016

Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers has secured an important judicial review success for the Ministry of Justice at the Royal Courts of Justice. In the case of Zifforah Tyrrell and HM Senior Coroner County Durham and Darlington and The Ministry of Ju...

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Success for Andrew Ward in the Court of Appeal on a matter of civil jury irregularity
21 July 2016

Andrew Ward of Exchange Chambers successfully defended the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) against allegations brought by the claimant (“DB”) of malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office at a...

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Personal Injury Newsletter - Summer 2016
1 July 2016

In the Summer 2016 edition: Head of Chambers Bill Braithwaite QC considers the recent decision in relation to causation in Williams v Bermuda Hospital [2016] UKPC 4 MM v SH & RSA Insurance Ltd...

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Exchange Chambers barristers act in armed ambush liability only trial
27 May 2016

Christian Taylor and Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers have acted in a liability only trial involving the armed ambush of a prison...

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Personal Injury Newsletter - Spring 2016
1 May 2016

In the Spring 2016 edition: Will Waldron QC writes a 12 step programme for good experts. Andrew Williams ...

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£2.2 million settlement for Will Waldron QC and Pankaj Madan
28 April 2016

Will Waldron QC and Pankaj Madan of Exchange Chambers have recently secured a settlement of around £2.2 million at JSM for a c...

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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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Damages claim against Secretary of State for Justice dismissed
18 March 2016

In the first case of its kind, Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers has successfully argued that the Probation Service does not owe a duty of care to a member of the public who allegedly suffered physical and e...

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Rehabilitation seminar hailed as a great success
26 February 2016

Exchange Chambers, Pace Rehabilitation and Potter Rees Dolan Solicitors yesterday hosted a day long rehabilitation seminar at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester. The event – Back to the Future – was the brainchild of ...

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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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Pankaj Madan secures Claimant £1m gross settlement
26 January 2016

Pankaj Madan, instructed by Minster Law Limited, London, has secured a £1m gross settlement at a JSM on a provisional damages basis for a motor biker with a bad break to his lower right limb. Commenting on the settlement, Pankaj Madan said: “There was a more than fanciful risk that an amputati...

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Success for Chris Barnes in the Court of Appeal on an important Part 36 point
18 January 2016

Chris Barnes personal injury and clinical negligence barrister acted for the su...

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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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David Knifton secures over £7m damages in tetraplegia case
24 September 2015

At a joint settlement meeting on 22.9.15, David Knifton secured a compensation award worth over £7m on behalf of a passenger who suffered catastrophic injuries in a road traffic accident.  Alex Pearson, then 23, was a front seat passenger in a taxi which skidded on black ice into collision with an oncoming veh...

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Success in the Court of Appeal for Chris Barnes
7 September 2015

Chris Barnes successfully represented the claimant in resisting an appeal by the Ministry of Defence against the judgment of HHJ Horton. Kevin Lillington, the claimant, was injured whilst on a promotional course in the Army. The MOD contested all issues at trial and then appealed the damages and a finding that he would h...

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Kerron Rohrer and Andrew Ward settle personal injury claim for £545,000
24 August 2015

Kerron Rohrer of Exchange Chambers has achieved a settlement of £545,000 at a Joint Settlement Meeting on 19th August 2015 on behalf of a former soldier who suffered a serious shoulder injury in an accident that occurred at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan during October 2008. An excessively heavy package was...

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Louis Browne acts for Ministry of Defence in successful appeal to the Court of Appeal
24 July 2015

Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers has acted for the Ministry of Defence (the defendant) in its successful appeal against the quantum of damages awarded in a personal injury action. In Billet v MOD, the principal issue was how the court should assess damages for loss of future earning capacity in circum...

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Bill Braithwaite QC and Chris Barnes in £10 million brain injury claim
16 July 2015

AB was about six months old when he was injured in a car crash, and eight at the date of finalisation of his claim.  He suffered a very severe brain injury, was hospitalised for a long period, and developed post-traumatic epilepsy. He has a left sided hemiplegia that is likely to deteriorate as he ages. He w...

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Success for Gerard Martin QC in liability only trial
25 June 2015

Gerard Martin QC from Exchange Chambers has successfully acted for a badly injured cyclist in a liability only trial. In Sinclair -v- Joyner [2015] EWHC Civ 1800 (QB) the claimant was badly injured whilst riding a cycle....

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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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Christian Taylor recovers £496,000 for client under Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme
2 March 2015

Christian Taylor from Exchange Chambers assisted a 36 year old stab victim recover just under the maximum award under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2001.  At the time of being instructed, the CICA had offered the Appellant the sum of £29,673.75. Christian drafted the Schedule of Loss, advis...

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Andrew Ward achieves personal injury settlement of £638,000
23 February 2015

Andrew Ward has achieved a settlement of £638,000 on behalf of an injured motorcyclist who lost an eye and suffered moderate brain and orthopaedic injuries following a road traffic accident. The claimant (“GN”) struck the nearside of a Land Rover that pulled across a road on the first leg of a t...

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Louis Browne acts for Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in £7m settlement
28 January 2015

In a case before the First Tier Tribunal (FFT) last week Louis Browne acted for the CICA in one of the largest awards ever made.  In this capacity, Louis acted as advisor to the FTT. The case involved a young woman shaken as a baby who sustained very severe brain damage and blindness.  She required arou...

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Further expansion for Exchange Chambers in Leeds
7 January 2015

Exchange Chambers has continued its expansion in Leeds with the arrival of civil practitioner, Susanna Kitzing. Susanna, who was called to the Bar in 2005, joins Exchange Chambers from New Park Court Chambers in Leeds. In 2012, Susanna was appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel list for ...

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Amanda Yip Q.C. and Andrew Ward settle two linked personal injury claims for £1,600,000
25 November 2014

Amanda Yip Q.C. and Andrew Ward have settled two linked claims arising from a road traffic accident in May 2013 in the combined sum of £1,600,000. They represented a husband and wife who were injured when an oncoming car struck their tricycle. Liability was admitted. The wife suffered a serious ankle fracture and, ...

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Andrew Ward obtains High Court approval of a settlement of £1,550,000
24 November 2014

On 17th November 2014, Andrew Ward represented the Claimant at an approval hearing following a settlement of a brain injury case in the sum of £1,550,000. Mr. Justice Kenneth Parker approved the settlement on the basis of the Advice on Quantum that Andrew prepared for the Court’s benefit. The settl...

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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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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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Court approves settement terms in Will Waldron QC case
25 September 2014

Will Waldron QC from Exchange Chambers has seen the court express approval of the terms of settlement for his client, LM, a man who was 19 when injured in a road traffic accident (now 26), sustaining serious brain injury.  LM was an unbelted passenger in a car, which ran out of control and hit a tree, causin...

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Pankaj Madan secures £500,000 settlement
24 September 2014

Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers has secured a settlement of £500,000 on a provisional damages basis for a claimant With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Pankaj is fast becoming a leading name in life changing and catastrophic injury cases and attracts a loyal following....

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Exchange Chambers Barristers Speaking at Cambridge Annual Medico-Legal Conference 2014
24 September 2014

Gerard Martin QC and Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers are speaking at the Cambridge Annual Medico-Legal Conference 2014 on Friday 26 September. At 2.30 pm Pankaj Madan will address delegates on Whiplash, a legal viewpoint while Gerard Martin QC will speak at 4.40pm on Cons...

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£577,000 settlement for Pankaj Madan
18 June 2014

Pankaj Madan from Exchange Chambers has successfully acted for the claimant, a 51 year old man, in a case which settled at JSM for £577,000. The claimant had a lower life expectancy and was working full time ag...

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David Knifton appears on British Forces News
22 May 2014

David Knifton from Exchange Chambers appeared on British Forces News last night after speaking at the APIL Military Claims Conference at the Churchill War Rooms in London.  David, who provided an update on Combat Immunity at the Conference, regularly advises on claim...

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Bill Braithwaite QC & Gerard Martin QC speak for UKABIF
17 February 2014

Capacity Issues for people with acquired brain injuries. Thursday 13th March 2014 Exchange Chambers - Oxford House, Oxford Row, Leeds, LS1 3BE. Please see attached PDF for more details....

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£4.8 million for a 10 year old boy who suffered a serious brain injury
5 February 2014

Amanda Yip QC and Chris Gutteridge, instructed by Imogen Wetton of Thompsons Solicitors, have secured a settlement of £4.8 million for a 10 year old boy who suffered a serious brain injury after being knocked down while crossing the road. The claim presented a challenge as liability was disputed and the ins...

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