Exchange announces largest ever annual intake of pupils

May 27, 2022

Exchange Chambers has announced its largest ever annual intake of pupils. 

Following the completion of its 2023 application process, Exchange’s 8 new pupils are:


Junior Klutse – Manchester

Penny Emmott – Leeds

Tanita Cross – Manchester


Amy Weir – Manchester

Jordan Millican – Leeds

Common law

Nia Marshall – Leeds

David Illingworth – Manchester


Danielle Leigh – Liverpool

Exchange’s new pupils will now be assigned with a mentor and kept up to date with developments within Chambers in advance of their start date.  On starting pupillage, their 12 month training programme will cover a wide range of areas including mediation, E&D, advocacy, conference skills and marketing / social media.

Said Stephen Connolly, Head of Exchange Chambers’ Pupillage Committee:

“We are delighted to award eight pupillages – one of the largest annual intakes of pupils by a barristers’ Chambers.  We wish all our new pupils a long and successful career at Exchange.”

Said Jonathan I’Anson, Chief Executive at Exchange Chambers:

“Our Pupillage Academy demonstrates our confidence in the future of the Bar.

“Everything is in place to bring on the next generation of talent.

“Chambers’ strength in depth means that pupils work with barristers who are leaders in their field.  During their second six, they are in court virtually every day, building their practice and developing their advocacy skills. 

“There couldn’t be a better environment in which to develop an outstanding career at the Bar.”

Added Jonathan:

“As one of the largest and most well-resourced Chambers, we are recruiting across all locations, practice areas and levels of seniority.  Investing in our Pupillage Academy is very much part of our ongoing expansion strategy.”

As one of the largest and most well-resourced Chambers, Exchange now has 200 members including 24 silks.