Exchange Chambers agrees new ten-year lease in Leeds

July 24, 2020

Exchange Chambers has agreed a new ten-year lease in Leeds.

The full-service set occupies 7500 sq ft at Oxford House, Oxford Row in the Civic Quarter of Leeds City Centre, close to the Law Courts.

Described as “the premier set in the North” with “tremendous strength in depth” by The Legal 500, Exchange Chambers opened in Leeds in 2010 and is now an established part of the city’s legal community.

Senior Clerk Ian Spencer has overseen Exchange Chambers’ progress in Leeds over the last decade.

“We are delighted to agree a new, long term lease in Leeds,” said Ian.

“Since opening our Leeds Chambers in 2010, we’ve developed every aspect of the business. Bringing on board quality barristers across a broad spectrum of practice areas and at varying levels of seniority has been the key to our progress so far. Our Leeds Chambers now has over 30 members across all the main practice areas such as crime, personal injury, commercial, insolvency, employment and regulatory. We’ve also branched out into some very specialist areas such as competition law.”

News of its long-term commitment to Leeds follows on from Exchange Chambers agreeing a new ten-year lease in Manchester.

“Agreeing new ten-year leases in both Leeds and Manchester demonstrates our confidence in the future of the regional bar,” said Exchange Chambers Chief Executive, Jonathan I’Anson.

“Moving forward, remote working will become increasingly commonplace at the Bar.  Our decision to retain the same amount of space factors this in and allows for future growth.  All our offices are also equipped with the latest technology platforms required for remote hearings.”

Exchange Chambers has adapted all its offices in line with Government led Covid-19 guidelines to ensure social distancing and hygiene precautions are implemented across all work spaces.

Added Jonathan I’Anson: “Barristers, staff and clients can feel totally safe working or meeting in Chambers whenever they feel comfortable to do so.”