Exchange Chambers welcomes Stella Hayden as new member

October 24, 2016

Exchange Chambers has continued its expansion by welcoming Stella Hayden as a new member.

Called to the Bar in 2009, Stella joins Exchange Chambers from Furnival Chambers in London.

Stella is a busy criminal and regulatory advocate who has established a successful practice across both disciplines.

In the criminal courts she has defended in allegations of manslaughter, a £6 million conspiracy to breach immigration control and a conspiracy to cultivate cannabis on an industrial scale.  Before regulatory bodies, Stella represents those charged with serious misconduct. Instructions have included charges of contributing to a patient’s death as well as cases of fundamental breaches of professional boundaries.

Commenting on her decision to join Exchange Chambers, Stella said:

“Having thoroughly enjoyed my time in London, I have decided the time is right to return to the North West.

“I am attracted by Exchange Chambers’ outstanding reputation.  I appreciate the emphasis Chambers places on quality and feel that this ethos complements the approach I take to my own practice and the ambition I have for my career.”

Said Tom Handley, Director of Chambers at Exchange Chambers:

“We are delighted to welcome Stella to Chambers.  During her time in London she has established a successful criminal and regulatory practice, which are both areas in which Chambers is particularly strong.”

Exchange Chambers currently has 168 members, including 16 silks. If the Set grows at its projected rate, it will have over 200 members within the next 3 years.

In a further boost, Exchange Chambers has secured its highest ever rankings in the newly released Legal 500, where it is described as a “regional powerhouse” and praised for its “great depth of experience and expertise at all levels.”  Exchange Chambers has also been shortlisted for Regional Set of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards.