"Exchange Chambers retains its reputation as a go-to set on the Northern Circuit for complex and high-profile criminal cases."
We receive instructions to prosecute and defend at every level, and accept both publicly-funded and privately-funded work.
We provide specialist representation and astute, strategic advice at all stages of a case, including pre-charge, trial and appeal. Key areas of practice include:
We have 33 Category 4 Prosecutors – more than any other barristers’ chambers in the UK. We receive instructions from the CPS and other prosecuting authorities / specialist agencies including the Serious Fraud Office, the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, CAA, SOCA, HMRC, BIS, DWP, HSE and the Environment Agency.
Members appear in all levels of court and in quasi-criminal jurisdictions such as The General Medical Council, the Coroner’s Court and in all forms of judicial inquiry. Many members also specialise in regulatory and professional disciplinary hearings, where their experience from the criminal courts brings distinct advantage.
Our barristers are regularly invited to provide training to local authorities, solicitors, police and other professional bodies.
What the Directories Say
“The team provides representation at all stages of a case, including pre-charge, trial and appeal. We have extensive experience in fraud and financial crime, and cover niche areas such as cybercrime and data protection.”
Band 1 Leading Set – Crime (Northern Circuit), Chambers and Partners 2022
“Excellent, strength in depth and availability of suitably qualified replacement Counsel, if necessary. My go-to set.”
Leading Set – Crime (General and Fraud), The Legal 500 2022