Exchange Chambers barristers appointed as Recorders
October 7, 2020
Exchange Chambers is delighted to announce that Michael Maher, Imran Shafi, Ashley Serr and Jon Close have been appointed as Recorders.
Michael Maher, called to the Bar in 1995, is an experienced criminal advocate who has represented clients in the House of Lords through to the Magistrates Courts. He will sit as a Recorder on the Northern Circuit.
Imran Shafi, called to the Bar in 1996, is a heavyweight criminal defence specialist, who is instructed in the most serious criminal matters. He will sit as a Recorder on the Northern Circuit.
Ashley Serr, called to the Bar in 1996, is widely recognised as one of the leading employment juniors in the country. His practice also encompasses contract disputes, restrictive covenant cases, directors disqualification, insolvency and judicial review. He will sit as a Recorder on the North Eastern circuit.
Jon Close, called to the Bar in 1997, is a specialist criminal advocate who is regularly instructed by the prosecution and defence in serious cases and regularly appears in large drug conspiracies and complex frauds. He will sit as a Recorder on the Northern Circuit.
In total, the Queen has appointed 118 Recorders on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. The full list of appointments is available to view here.
The appointments will take effect from 12 October 2020.