Louis Browne appointed as Queen’s Counsel

January 13, 2017

Louis Browne from Exchange Chambers has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel by Her Majesty the Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Elizabeth Truss, following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel.

Louis is one of 113 new Queen’s Counsel appointed this year.

Called to the Bar in 1988, Louis specialises in civil law. He has an extensive high value personal injury practice, working particularly for defendants.  In addition, he practises in the fields of public law, inquests,  professional negligence and  contract/commercial. He also has wide experience of claims against the police.

Commenting on Louis Browne’s appointment, Tom Handley, Director of Chambers at Exchange Chambers said:

“We are thrilled for Louis.  He is an outstanding barrister who is well liked and respected throughout Chambers, with clients and in the profession as a whole.  His appointment as a silk is very well deserved.   We are delighted to start 2017 on such a positive note.”

Helen Pitcher, the Chairman of the Selection Panel, said:

“I congratulate each one of the 113 successful applicants. The selection process is exceptionally thorough. The application form itself is comprehensive and time consuming; we then collect confidential assessments from judges, fellow advocates and professional clients, who give freely of their time to provide evidence about an applicant’s demonstration of the competencies.  Those with sufficient evidence of excellence are interviewed by one legal and one lay member of the Panel.  The Selection Panel as a whole then considers all the evidence and makes a collective decision as to which applicants should be recommended for appointment.”

“Every year, the Panel has the difficult task of identifying the truly excellent advocates.  I have been impressed with the standard of applicants during my time on the Panel. It has been a privilege to work with so many esteemed colleagues on the Selection Panel over the years.  I am confident that those appointed truly deserve to be Queen’s Counsel.”