Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Exchange Chambers covers all forms of alternative dispute resolution including arbitration, adjudication, dispute resolution boards, expert determina... Read More

Exchange Chambers covers all forms of alternative dispute resolution including arbitration, adjudication, dispute resolution boards, expert determination, early neutral evaluations and mediation. Read Less


Clinical Negligence

Our clinical negligence team has experience across the full range of clinical negligence work.... Read More

Our clinical negligence team has experience across the full range of clinical negligence work. Read Less


Commercial

Exchange Chambers is widely acclaimed for its complete range of commercial and chancery services including mediation. With premises in Liverpool, Man... Read More

Exchange Chambers is widely acclaimed for its complete range of commercial and chancery services including mediation. With premises in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, our commercial barristers offers expertise in company, commercial, insolvency and real property as well as trust, wills and tax. Specialist areas also include intellectual property, shipping, human rights and European law. Read Less


Construction

The Construction team at Exchange Chambers has experience and expertise in all aspects of disputes in the construction, engineering and infrastructur... Read More

The Construction team at Exchange Chambers has experience and expertise in all aspects of disputes in the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors. Our team of construction barristers acts for employers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and professionals and has substantial familiarity with the relevant major forms of contract such as JCT, NEC and FIDIC. In addition to representing clients in litigation, arbitration, adjudication (both during the process and on enforcement) and mediation, members of our team also regularly advise on the drafting and interpretation of contract obligations. Members of the team are also accredited adjudicators and accept appointments directly as well as through nominating bodies. Below are our construction barristers in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds Exchange Chambers. Read Less


Court of Protection

Exchange Chambers has a specialist department focusing on Court of Protection work drawing on many years' experience of issues relating to the welfa... Read More

Exchange Chambers has a specialist department focusing on Court of Protection work drawing on many years' experience of issues relating to the welfare and finances of those who lack capacity. Read Less


Criminal

The criminal department is the largest practice team at Exchange Chambers and is widely recognised as a leader in its field. Top ranked in the most r... Read More

The criminal department is the largest practice team at Exchange Chambers and is widely recognised as a leader in its field. Top ranked in the most recent edition of Chambers UK, Exchange Chambers is praised for “the outstanding depth of advocacy and skills in the set”. The Legal 500 also recognises Exchange Chambers’ “good quality advocates at all levels”. Read Less


Employment

Exchange Chambers is increasingly regarded as one of the leading employment law sets in the north of England. Our expanding team includes a pool of f... Read More

Exchange Chambers is increasingly regarded as one of the leading employment law sets in the north of England. Our expanding team includes a pool of first class juniors, a group of highly respected ‘senior juniors’ and a renowned silk. Individually, many of our employment barristers are recognised and recommended nationally in the relevant directories. Distinctively, we are particularly well positioned to provide strategic advice on those frequently challenging employment cases which overlap with commercial or personal injury law. Read Less


Environmental Regulation

At Exchange Chambers we have a dedicated team of experts in this growing field. Many of our team are specialists chosen by the Government to prosecut... Read More

At Exchange Chambers we have a dedicated team of experts in this growing field. Many of our team are specialists chosen by the Government to prosecute on behalf of the Environment Agency. We have counsel on the panel at all levels of experience and expertise. Christopher Stables is one of only 30 barristers nationwide chosen to be on the “A” list. In addition to those who prosecute the team has real expertise in defending cases brought by the Agency and other Government Bodies. With that experience high profile companies and individuals have used us to represent them in recent cases. Our team have represented Castle Cement in an air pollution case and the team regularly appears on behalf of Clients both in the Magistrates and Crown Court. Mark Rhind and Andrew Smith appeared in a recent case when their advice was described as “phenomenal” by their instructing Solicitor. We pride ourselves on practical advice offered in often complex and difficult cases. We offer advice and representation in the following areas: • Air Pollution • Water Pollution • Waste Disposal • S59 Applications • Statutory Nuisance Claims • Cases involving the Waste Directive. • Cases involving the WRAP Protocol. • Waste Management Licence Regulations • Re-cycling and re-using materials Some of the team are happy to accept instructions on a Direct Access basis. Please contact Nick Buckley or Ian Spencer for more information. Read Less


Family

The family team has particular strength in financial remedy proceedings. The team is lead by Judith Fordham, who is recommended in both the Legal 50... Read More

The family team has particular strength in financial remedy proceedings. The team is lead by Judith Fordham, who is recommended in both the Legal 500 and in Chambers and Partners, described as a “popular choice” with a “practical and constructive approach”. Judith Fordham, Karen Gregory, Sheren Guirguis and Caroline Gee are all ranked in the Chambers and Partners Bar Directory 2013 and are recommended in the Legal 500. Read Less


Health & Safety

The Health & Safety team at Exchange Chambers boasts a hugely impressive set of members. Our knowledgeable clerks can direct clients and instructing ... Read More

The Health & Safety team at Exchange Chambers boasts a hugely impressive set of members. Our knowledgeable clerks can direct clients and instructing solicitors to precisely the right barrister in terms of experience and approach. Our team includes a formidable range of senior counsel as well as dynamic and successful juniors. Our members act both for and against the Health & Safety Executive. Many of the team have gained appointment to the national list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates specialising in Health & Safety Law. We can provide unenviable quality of advice and advocacy before the various courts and tribunals. Written work will be dealt with speedily and efficiently. Counsel will travel in order to meet clients’ needs. Members of the team advise and represent employers, companies, directors, individuals and public bodies in all aspects of Health & Safety Law. The team is especially experienced in cases involving work-related deaths and serious injuries, corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter allegations, improvement notices and responses to criminal investigation by the HSE/police. Read Less


Healthcare (acting for the professional)

Members at Exchange Chambers represent healthcare clinicians who face criticism, scrutiny or enquiry of their practice by either a regulatory body, C... Read More

Members at Exchange Chambers represent healthcare clinicians who face criticism, scrutiny or enquiry of their practice by either a regulatory body, Coroner’s Court, appeal tribunal or at the Crown Court. We have a dedicated and specialist team which has grown significantly over the last few years and we have Barristers who practice almost exclusively in healthcare. Members of the team regularly act and have experience at the following (as well as other smaller regulatory bodies): • General Medical Council • General Dental Council • Health and Care Professions Council • Nursing and Midwifery Council • General Pharmaceutical Council • General Chiropractic Council Counsel act in cases involving Interim Orders, Fitness to Practice, Registration or entry to a specialist register. Additionally, Counsel have experience representing clinicians before the Privy Council and the High Court where an appeal has been brought or an extension is sought or because the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care has become involved. In addition to providing advocacy services, Counsel can provide advice ranging from advice on the prospects of success of a registration application to the preparation of documents in advance of a hearing. Member of the Healthcare Team will provide sensible, affordable and practical advice either in writing or in conference. Read Less


Healthcare (presenting for General Medical Council)

Members of Exchange Chambers are instructed to act on behalf of the General Medical Council in the following proceedings: Interim Orders Panel Hea... Read More

Members of Exchange Chambers are instructed to act on behalf of the General Medical Council in the following proceedings: Interim Orders Panel Hearings Fitness to Practice Hearings Registration Appeal Panel Hearings Review Hearings Investigative Hearings The Barristers and Clerks understand the responsibilities that are associated with acting for the General Medical Council and take pride in the service, preparation and advocacy that we offer all our professional bodies.  Read Less


Inquests

“Its popularity remains widespread thanks to the highly reputed silks and juniors at the Set.” Chambers UK. The Inquests team at Exchange Cham... Read More

“Its popularity remains widespread thanks to the highly reputed silks and juniors at the Set.” Chambers UK. The Inquests team at Exchange Chambers, comprising leading silks and highly regarded juniors, has an unrivalled depth of experience. Read Less


Insolvency

The Insolvency Team at Exchange Chambers provides litigation and advisory experience and expertise in relation to all forms of insolvency and restruc... Read More

The Insolvency Team at Exchange Chambers provides litigation and advisory experience and expertise in relation to all forms of insolvency and restructuring including both corporate and personal. Read Less


Insurance

Exchange Chambers is able to provide specialist advice and advocacy across the whole range of commercial and domestic insurances, and a number of ins... Read More

Exchange Chambers is able to provide specialist advice and advocacy across the whole range of commercial and domestic insurances, and a number of insurance barristers have considerable specialist experience in acting for both insurers and insured in litigation, arbitration, and mediation of policy liability and quantum disputes. Read Less


Local Government & Social Housing

The Department is independently acclaimed as "first class"* and "committed to excellence"* "It continues to go from strength to strength...and...has ... Read More

The Department is independently acclaimed as "first class"* and "committed to excellence"* "It continues to go from strength to strength...and...has an impressively broad array of talent"* The Department includes several leaders in their field Read Less


Motoring & Vehicle Crime

Motoring and Vehicle Crime is a highly technical area of the law in which Exchange Chambers excels. Our dedicated team provides specialist advice and... Read More

Motoring and Vehicle Crime is a highly technical area of the law in which Exchange Chambers excels. Our dedicated team provides specialist advice and representation on all manner of offenses. Read Less


Personal Injury

Led by two-time Personal Injury Barrister of the Year, Bill Braithwaite QC, the department has a proven track record in handling the most severe cata... Read More

Led by two-time Personal Injury Barrister of the Year, Bill Braithwaite QC, the department has a proven track record in handling the most severe catastrophic claims through to high volume paperwork. Read Less


Police Law

Exchange Chambers provides a team of practitioners with expertise in representing police officers in Misconduct Hearings, Performance Meetings, Polic... Read More

Exchange Chambers provides a team of practitioners with expertise in representing police officers in Misconduct Hearings, Performance Meetings, Police Appeals Tribunal Hearings, Criminal Trials and Inquests. The team provides specialist advice and comprises members who are acknowledged leaders in the field. Members of the team are instructed to conduct sensitive cases nationally involving the most serious allegations. Read Less


Professional Negligence

Exchange Chambers has wide-ranging expertise in relation to claims against professionals, whether for breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduc... Read More

Exchange Chambers has wide-ranging expertise in relation to claims against professionals, whether for breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty or breach of trust. Through being able to offer barristers at all levels of seniority and with particular specialities, our cases range from large-scale commercial disputes to smaller private claims, and our experience extends to all aspects of the dispute resolution process, including the giving of pre-litigation and strategic advice, giving effect the Professional Negligence Pre-Action Protocol, ADR/mediation, and making effective use of the Courts and the Court process. Acting for both claimants and insurers, members of Chambers cover the full range of professional negligence matters, with particular experience and expertise in dealing with claims against professionals practising in the following areas: Solicitors, barristers and other providers of legal services Surveyors and valuers Accountants and auditors Construction professionals Financial Services professionals Information technology professionals Insolvency practitioners Insurance brokers & agents Medical professionals Patent Agents Veterinary Surgeons Trustees Our expertise also covers issues of professional indemnity insurance, including disputes as to avoidance or denial of cover and as to the effect of policy terms. Read Less


Property & Planning

Our property barristers have expertise in commercial, agricultural and residential property, both freehold and leasehold, contentious and non-content... Read More

Our property barristers have expertise in commercial, agricultural and residential property, both freehold and leasehold, contentious and non-contentious. We appear before all levels of tribunal, from the Supreme Court downwards, including the various specialist tribunals - the Adjudicator to HMLR,the Lands Chamber and the Agricultural Lands Tribunal. Read Less


Public Law / JR

Exchange Chambers have a committed and energetic team of Silks and senior Juniors practising in the fields of public law and judicial review. Our pub... Read More

Exchange Chambers have a committed and energetic team of Silks and senior Juniors practising in the fields of public law and judicial review. Our public law barristers undertake all aspects of public law work and judicial review and represent both Claimants and Defendants. Read Less