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Broadway House Chambers

Chambers of Rodney Ferm

1 CITY SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2ES, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 246 2600
Fax:
Fax 0113 246 2609
DX:
26403 LEEDS PARK SQUARE
Email:
Web:
www.broadwayhouse.co.uk
Bradford, Leeds

Regional Bar: North Eastern Circuit

Crime

Members of Broadway House Chambers are instructed in a wide range of serious criminal cases, including violent crime, sexual offences and drug offences as well as fraud. Several members of the set's crime team are currently prosecuting and defending in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation enquiry.

Leading Silks

Tahir Khan QC - Broadway House ChambersProsecutes and defends in a wide range of serious criminal cases.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Peter Hampton - Broadway House ChambersRecommended for cases involving multiple complainants or defendants.

Ranked: tier 2

Ian Howard - Broadway House ChambersHis practice includes high-profile violent crime, sexual offences and serious organised crime.

Ranked: tier 3

Rodney Ferm - Broadway House ChambersHis command of his brief is excellent, and his advocacy is always of the highest quality.

Ranked: tier 3

Stephen Wood - Broadway House ChambersNotable for his prosecution of cold cases.

Ranked: tier 4

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Employment

Members of Broadway House Chambers are often instructed on TUPE matters, as well as acting for both claimant an respondents on a range of equality act matters and unfair dismissal cases. Paul Smith recently represented a respondent care home in 31 claims of age discrimination, sex discrimination, harassment, and victimisation, all of which were dismissed.

Leading Juniors

Paul Smith - Broadway House ChambersHas an excellent breadth of knowledge across the field of employment law.

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander Modgill - Broadway House ChambersPicks up the issues in substantial cases efficiently and quickly.

Ranked: tier 2

Matthew Rudd - Broadway House ChambersPractical and down-to-earth.

Ranked: tier 3

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Family and children law

Broadway House Chambers is a key set for family law in the region, with clients praising its 'strength in depth'. The set is instructed across the area, but is most notable for members' financial remedy practices, particularly in cases involving international assets.

Leading Silks

Gillian Irving QC - Broadway House ChambersA fantastic and formidable advocate.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Nicholas Power - Broadway House ChambersVery good with clients.

Ranked: tier 1

Emily Ward - Broadway House ChambersShe holds her own against far more senior opponents.

Ranked: tier 2

Rae Cohen - Broadway House ChambersA strong and persuasive advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

Semaab Shaikh - Broadway House ChambersVery knowledgeable and good with vulnerable clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Christian Durham Hall - Broadway House ChambersMeticulous and well-prepared, with a fantastic manner in court.

Ranked: tier 3

Jake Ellis - Broadway House ChambersA straight-talker with a head for figures.

Ranked: tier 3

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Leading Sets
Leading Sets - ranked: tier 1

Broadway House Chambers

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