Exchange Chambers welcomes three new pupils 2020/21

October 5, 2020

Exchange Chambers is delighted to welcome three new pupils 2020/21 – Ben Berkson, Amie Boothman and Charlotte Noddings.

Ben Berkson, based in Liverpool, is undertaking a criminal law pupillage under the supervision of Martine Snowdon.

Amie Boothman, based in Manchester, is a commercial pupil under the supervision of Andrew Vinson.

Charlotte Noddings, based in Leeds, is undertaking a common law pupillage under the supervision of Alex Menary.

Exchange Chambers has been widely praised for its approach to pupillage, with Legal Cheek’s Junior Barrister Survey saying “Northern superset Exchange Chambers offers one of the most civilised introductions to the bar around. Rookie barristers get variety, their own caseload (rather than just little pieces of huge cases that some London sets give their young) and a standard of living that those in the capital can only dream of in their early years.”

During the Covid-19 lockdown, Exchange Chambers hosted three Virtual mini-pupillage forums attended by over 250 aspiring barristers, including an exclusive event for BAME applicants.

The feedback to all three events was extremely positive with Exchange Chambers hailed as a “standard set for pupillage as well as practice”.

Participants praised “the diverse nature of Exchange” adding that “this is no ordinary set in any sense of the word; in part demonstrated by their tangible commitment to diversity at the Bar.”  Exchange was also credited for “adapting to the current situation through holding virtual events”.

Exchange Chambers will be hosting further virtual events during the remainder of the year ahead of its pupillage application process.