Queen’s Counsel Appointments at Exchange Chambers

March 15, 2021

Updated 15th March 2021

Exchange Chambers would like to congratulate Mark Rhind (call 1989), Giles Maynard-Connor (call 1992), Imran Shafi (call 1996) and David Temkin (call 2000) on their appointment as Queen’s Counsel, effective today, 15 March 2021.

Chambers also congratulates door tenant David Tyack (call 1994) on his appointment as Queen’s Counsel.

In total, Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of 116 barristers and solicitors as new Queen’s Counsel in England and Wales. The title of QC is awarded to those who have demonstrated particular skill and expertise in the conduct of advocacy.

Lord Chancellor & Justice Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP said:

“The award of QC is a tremendous achievement made even more impressive against the additional challenges we have all faced this year.”

Said Bill Braithwaite QC, Head of Exchange Chambers:

“Congratulations to our four new Silks.

“Mark, Giles, Imran and David are outstanding barristers. We are fortunate and proud to have them as members of Exchange.”

Said Jonathan I’Anson, Chief Executive at Exchange Chambers:

“On behalf of everyone at Chambers, I would like to congratulate Mark, Giles, Imran and David on their appointment as Queen’s Counsel.  It is a tremendous personal achievement of which they should be rightly proud.

“For four of our members to achieve silk in a single year is also a positive reflection on Exchange Chambers and our commitment to supporting our members achieve their goals.”

Exchange Chambers now has 21 silks and 195 members in total.