"Exchange Chambers are the complete set of barrister’s chambers for clinical negligence work."
Exchange Chambers has a proud history of looking after injured people and their families, placing particular emphasis on the importance of rehabilitation and rebuilding lives. We put our clients at the heart of each and every case, and can be relied upon to pursue claims vigorously and effectively, leaving no stone left unturned.
The team cover all areas of clinical negligence work, with expertise in:
Members are known for their effective management of litigation and proactive, early involvement in cases, providing direction and strategic input from the outset, recognising the benefits of working as a team. We strongly value the importance of expert selection and over the years have forged excellent relationships with key individuals in the clinical and scientific community, providing an unrivalled pool of specialists to work with, drawing on their experience and expertise to complement our own.
Exchange Chambers are recognised quantum specialists and have enjoyed a leading role in the development of damages recovery in claims of the utmost severity. We have unsurpassed experience and expertise in the successful negotiation and settlement of high value, complex quantum disputes and the use of periodical payments. We add value for clients in every case.
We are also able to offer support with cost benefit and risk management analysis, helping solicitors manage costs and deal with issues quickly and effectively as and when they arise. We have the benefit of several members who have significant Costs Litigation and Funding experience, including specialist costs counsel.
Exchange Chambers are always keen to explore resolving cases expeditiously and fairly and have been advocates of mediation for well over 10 years. We have a pool of highly experience, accredited mediators and the facilities available to offer and conduct all forms of ADR.
Exchange Chambers remains committed to providing CPD accredited training and development opportunities for solicitors and experts throughout the calendar year. We invest a significant amount of time and resources into our internal training programme, which allows junior members to gain early experience and develop the knowledge and skill required to handle high value claims confidently. Developing this kind of rapport between senior and junior members strengthens the team and allows juniors to draw on experience beyond their year of call. Clients are accessing the collective knowledge and experience of the whole team when instructing an individual member.
The team also draws on invaluable experience and insight from related areas of practice such as inquests and inquiries, public law, healthcare disciplinary, product liability and Court of Protection work.
Members are keen supporters of several related charitable and not-for-profit organisations including AvMA, APIL, BABICM, UKABIF, the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway UK.
“Exchange Chambers is well regarded for its representation of both claimants and defendants in complex clinical negligence matters, and counts several hospitals, NHS organisations, insurance bodies and medical defence organisations among its clients.”
Band 2 Leading Set – Clinical Negligence (Northern Circuit), Chambers and Partners 2023
“One of the leading personal injury and clinical negligence sets, not only on the Northern Circuit, but nationally, with a fantastic team of silks and juniors.”
Tier 2 Leading Set – Clinical Negligence (Northern Circuit), The Legal 500 2023