Beth Harvey-Smith becomes a full member of Exchange Chambers

October 9, 2014

Beth Harvey-Smith has accepted a tenancy at Exchange Chambers after successfully completing her pupillage.

Beth graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2008 with a First Class Degree in English Literature. Whilst undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Vocational Course, she was awarded a Blackstone Entrance Exhibition and a Lord Diplock Scholarship.

Called to the Bar in 2011, Beth has appeared in the Applications List in both Manchester and Leeds; successfully applied to set aside default judgments; successfully acted for mortgagees resisting applications to stay/ suspend warrants for possession, and appeared in the winding up petitions list on several occasions. She has been instructed in a multi-track costs and case management conference, and has attended directions hearings in mercantile and chancery matters. She has also advised, drafted pleadings, and attended hearings in various contractual disputes.

Beth has advised (in conference and in writing) in relation to both personal and corporate insolvency matters. She has advised in relation to the implications of bankruptcy on the extent of the equitable interests in jointly owned property, and advised in relation to directors’ duties and transactions at an undervalue. She has also successfully acted for creditors in disputed bankruptcy petitions and appeared on behalf of mortgagees and landlords in possession proceedings, and applications to set aside orders for possession.