Celebratory dinner toasts judicial appointments

June 9, 2024

Exchange Chambers hosted a congratulatory dinner at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Manchester yesterday, to celebrate the progression of a number of barristers into a range of judicial appointments.

Members and staff from Exchange attended the evening to congratulate His Honour Judge Paul Burns, His Honour Judge Jon Close, District Judge Laura Gooding, His Honour Judge William Hanbury, His Honour Judge Ian Harris, Her Honour Judge Sarah Johnston, District Judge Susie Kitzing, His Honour Judge Jason MacAdam, His Honour Judge Michael Maher, His Honour Judge Alexander Menary and His Honour Judge Daniel Prowse.

The evening was also attended by a number of former members of Exchange who have gone on to pursue successful judicial careers (including Lord Justice Holroyde, Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and Sir Henry Globe), plus friends and family members.

Welcoming guests on the evening, Will Waldron KC, (recently appointed) Head of Exchange Chambers, took the opportunity to pay tribute to his predecessor Bill Braithwaite KC, describing him as an outstanding leader and architect of the success chambers now enjoys.  Speaking of the judicial appointees, he said:
“Exchange has a long and proud tradition of helping barristers realise their judicial ambitions.”

Commenting on the appointments, Chief Executive Jonathan I’Anson said:
“It is really important to us at Exchange that we help our members achieve their aims whether that be an Appointment to the Bench, taking Silk or otherwise.”

The celebrations continued into the night, with dancing, and drinks served at the Radisson’s Halle bar.