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"Exchange Chambers is a good and reliable set."

The Legal 500 2024

Exchange is a leading property law set. Our specialist barristers act in real estate litigation across the country.

We have expertise at all levels of seniority and our barristers cover all aspects of property law. We can offer the right barrister for the case no matter its size or complexity.

As part of a multi-disciplinary set we also draw on expertise from related disciplines such as construction, company, insolvency, planning, professional negligence, public law and tax.

Our clients range from private individuals and small businesses to local authorities, the Government, large companies and national property developers.

Our expertise extends to:

  • Adverse possession
  • Agriculture and rural property
  • Boundaries
  • Building Safety
  • Business rates and council tax
  • Business tenancy renewals
  • Commercial landlord & tenant
  • Commons and village greens
  • Contracts and options
  • Conveyancing
  • Crown Property
  • Development and planning
  • Dilapidations and disrepair
  • Easements and profits à prendre
  • Forfeiture and possession claims
  • Highways and infrastructure
  • Housing licensing
  • Injunctions
  • Land registration
  • Lease renewals
  • Leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions
  • Local government property
  • Mines and mineral rights
  • Mortgages and charges
  • Nuisance and property damage
  • Overage
  • Party walls
  • Professional negligence
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Rent reviews
  • Residential landlord & tenant
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Rights of way
  • Rights to light
  • Riparian rights and watercourses
  • Service charges and leasehold management
  • Social housing
  • Telecommunications
  • Trespass and squatters
  • Trusts of land and co-ownership
  • Valuation

We appear at all levels of the Courts and Tribunals system up to the Supreme Court. We have a detailed knowledge of the Business and Property Courts in the North and a number of our former members are now specialist BPC judges. Our barristers regularly appear in the Land Registration, Residential Property and Agricultural Land Divisions of the First-tier Tribunal and in the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.

Our members have extensive experience of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and expert determination.

We deliver property seminars and training events throughout the year, including our annual conferences in Leeds and Manchester and bespoke training for clients. Our members are regularly asked to speak at external training events and to the specialist professional associations.

What the Directories Say 

“The set has a number of barristers with expertise who offer strong knowledge and advocacy.”

“Good strength in depth”

Tier 1 Leading Set – Property and Construction (Northern Circuit), The Legal 500 2024

Leading Set – Real Estate Litigation (Northern Circuit), Chambers and Partners 2024

The Team