Exchange shortlisted in five categories at Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023

July 12, 2023

Exchange Chambers and its members have been shortlisted for five major awards at the Legal 500 Bar Awards, 2023.

The “Northern Powerhouse” set, based in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, has been shortlisted for Set outside London of the year and Crime and extradition set of the year.

Three barristers from Exchange have also been shortlisted for national awards – Head of Chambers, Bill Braithwaite KC (Clinical negligence silk of the year), David Knifton KC (Personal injury silk of the year) and Ian Whitehurst (Crime and extradition junior of the year).

The Legal 500 Bar Awards seek to recognise sets as wholes as well as individuals.

The awards are determined on The Legal 500’s market-leading independent research, conducted by over 20 in-house and freelance researchers with in-depth knowledge of their practice areas for the annual directory. Winners are selected by a judging team spearheaded by Bar editor Will Tolcher, and deputy Bar editor Charlotte.

“We are proud to see Bill, David and Ian shortlisted for such prestigious national awards,” said Jonathan I’Anson, Chief Executive at Exchange Chambers.

“For Exchange to be recognised as one of the leading sets outside London reflects our Northern Powerhouse expansion strategy while our criminal team has an outstanding reputation in complex, high-profile cases.”

The Legal 500 Bar Awards take place on Tuesday 3 October 2023 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.