Set Profile > Chambers of Rodney Ferm > Bradford , Yorkshire And The Humber

Chambers of Rodney Ferm
Broadway House Chambers
9 BANK STREET
BRADFORD
BD1 1TW
Yorkshire And The Humber

Set overviews: England and Wales

For some Broadway House Chambers is ‘one of the leading sets in the North of England with some extremely talented young barristers coming through the ranks’, covering a wide mix of work, including criminal, family, employment, and immigration law. The ‘very helpful and friendly’ clerks include, on the civil and family team, Robin Slade and Kelly Bacon who are ‘always particularly helpful, easy to contact and approachable’, plus the ‘friendly and professional’ Eleni Reynolds. Neil Terry heads up the criminal clerking group and Helen Craven is the chambers director. Offices in: Leeds and Bradford

Broadway House Chambers is one of the leading barristers€™ chambers outside London and has been at the forefront of the legal profession in the North of England for over 90 years. Such has been the success of and demand for Broadway House, in 2012 the set upgraded its Leeds base into the state-of-the-art premises at 1 City Square in the heart of the city, and it continues to be the only barristers€™ chambers in Bradford. Led by Rodney Ferm, Broadway House Chambers has over 50 juniors and 6 silks, offering depth and breadth of expertise and experience.

The set: In the last decade, Broadway House Chambers has been repeatedly recognised in the national legal directories, including The Legal 500 which has placed chambers in the top tier since 2010. Such is the reputation of Broadway House Chambers, a number of high-profile barristers have joined in recent years from both the North-Eastern Circuit and London. Broadway House Chambers takes pride in being a modern and progressive set which challenges outdated stereotypes at the Bar. In recent years, the set has invested a great deal in state-of-the-art technology and facilities to ensure the highest quality service is provided and it remains at the forefront of the legal sector.

Broadway House Chambers are committed to promoting equality and diversity in and out of the workplace. This can be achieved by ensuring that our policy documents are updated and that all staff, pupils and tenants are aware of any changes. Broadway House Chambers values and respects each individual as an equal regardless of their gender, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age and ability.

Types of work undertaken: Broadway House Chambers consists of six bespoke practice teams: criminal; family; employment; business, property and probate; sports and immigration law. The highly praised members of chambers are instructed to appear in cases throughout the UK and in some of the most significant appeals in recent years. The teams comprise experts in their fields who not only offer exceptional representation but also high-quality training.

Criminal law team: the criminal law team consists of prosecution and defence counsel of all levels of experience, including 2 silks. Members of the Criminal Team are instructed in the most serious high profile and demanding of criminal cases such as Homicide, Serious Sexual Offences, Organised Crime, Fraud, Revenue Offences and Money Laundering. We also have particular expertise in regulatory criminal offences, receiving instructions from government agencies, local authorities, businesses, insurers and private individuals. Some members of the Team specialise in bringing Judicial Review or Case Stated applications relating to criminal proceedings. Members also have expertise in advising and presenting cases before disciplinary tribunals, parole boards and Mental Health Review Tribunals. Notable cases include the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation Grooming Investigation, The Hillsborough Disaster and High Profile murder cases such as R v Mohammed Nisar Khan & Ors

Family law team: the family law team comprises leading matrimonial finance specialists and counsel experienced in domestic violence, public and private law, and Children Act litigation. Members have recently appeared in high-value and complex ancillary relief applications and significant Children Act cases featuring non-accidental injury and sexual abuse.

Employment law: in employment law, members of Broadway House Chambers have appeared in cases at every level of seniority, some of which have gone on to set precedents and help shape the law in this field. Those cases include Vento, Khan and Homer. The team regularly appears in the EAT and Court of Appeal, as well as employment tribunals across the UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland. Clients range from individuals and businesses of all sizes to charities and local authorities. In recent years members have been in demand from clients in various sporting industries too, including Premier League football clubs and Rugby Super League teams. Another developing strength of the team is in respect of equal pay litigation in which members are routinely instructed in lengthy proceedings.

Business, Property and Probate Team: The team has developed an enviable reputation for its breadth of knowledge, expertise and experience. Members are instructed to act in cases across the spectrum of civil law issues ranging from personal injury and clinical negligence to professional negligence, contract disputes and insolvency. In addition, members routinely appear in cases with a commercial and chancery focus, including partnership and land disputes. Repeat clients range from individuals through to businesses of varying sizes, public sector organisations and City banks.

Immigration law: Immigration Law is one of Chambers’ unique strengths, and our team includes barristers with a deep understanding of human rights and the international political climate. The immigration team have detailed knowledge of the international political, social and economic issues which affect those seeking to come to or remain in the United Kingdom. The team practices across the UK and beyond and its breadth of experience extends from asylum and immigration cases (including business/economic immigration) to cases involving EU law. Our members regularly appear in the Court of Appeal, High Court and at all levels of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, and many appeals in which Broadway House barristers have appeared have been ground-breaking.

Sports Law: Broadway House Chambers’ Sports Group specialises in a range of sports and issues. Our dedicated team of barristers offer advice and representation on areas of sports law and related disciplines. We specialise in Contractual and commercial disputes; Intellectual property disputes, including image rights, trademark, copyright and passing-off; Disciplinary and regulatory proceedings; Agency disputes; Anti-doping proceedings; and Immigration. Members appear before domestic civil courts and tribunals as well as before specific forums dedicated to particular sports.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Chambers FERM, Rodney (1972) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers COTCHER QC, Ann (1979) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers IRVING QC, Gillian (1984) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers HILL QC, Jamie (1984)* clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers KHAN QC, Tahir Z (1986) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers VERDAN QC, Alex (1987)* clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers GALBRAITH-MARTEN (QC), Jason (1991)* clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WOOD, Martin J (1973) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers COHEN, Rae (1981) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers McGONIGAL, David A (1982) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers HOWARD, Ian (1987) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers COLE, Robert (1991) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WOOD, Stephen (1991) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers CROSLAND, J Benjamin (1993) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers HENDRON, Gerald J (1992) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers YOUNG, Rebecca (1993) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers RUDD, Matthew (1994) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers BECKETT, Jayne L (1995) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers MORLAND, Camille (1996) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers HUSSAIN, Zira (1998) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers MILLER, Ian R (1999) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Helen (2000) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers O'SHEA, Joanne (2000) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers BRIDGE, Giles (2000) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers GREEN, Ken (2000) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers KHAN, Imran (2001) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers HERTZOG, Frances (2001)* clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers DOWNING, Emma (2002) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers SHAIKH, Semaab (2002) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers HAMPTON, Peter J G (2003) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers BROWN, Chris I (2001) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers MODGILL, Alexander (2002) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers CLARK, Georgina (2003)* clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers POWER, Nick (2004) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers SAMRA, Sharn (2002) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers CHOUDHURY, Reza A.B. (2003)* clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers CHAUDHRY, Asma (2003) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers HAMILTON, Nigel (2004) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers MELLOR, Rachel (2004) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers STOTT, Matthew (2005)* clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers DHILLON, Kirandeep (2005) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers HASHMI, Afshan (2005) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers LANGFORD, Abigail (2005) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers DURHAM HALL, Christian (2008) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WALSH, Clare (2009) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers SMITH, Paul (2007) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers VENTOM, Syan (2008)* clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers CARLIN, Niall (2009) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers SHAKOOR, Abdul (2010) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers AKHTAR, Samreen (2010) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers ELLIS, Jake (2010) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WARD, Emily (2011) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WILLOUGHBY, Adam (2011) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers SILLS, Daniel (2011) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers BARKER, Kerry (2013) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers BROOKES, Mark (2013) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers MCBRIDE, Laura (2012) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers SANDERS, Susan (2015) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers STYLES, Christopher (2015) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers ROWE, Christopher (2014) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers SPROSTON, Edward (2014) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers MAJID, Imran (2017) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers PEARCE, Lydia (2017) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers WILTSHIRE, Harry (2015) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers PICKERING, Richard (2019) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers DORMAND, Paul (2013) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Members of Chambers CHAPLIN, Jenna (2015) clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Pupil GREATLEY-HIRSCH, Stephen clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Pupil COEN, Lucy clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Senior Civil and Family Clerk Robin Slade clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
Senior Criminal Clerk Neil Terry clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk 01274 722560
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At Broadway House Chambers we are proud to be known as a reliable and friendly set that places its clients at the heart of all decisions made. As a chambers, we believe that we have a responsibility to exist as a sustainable and ethical organisation.

At Broadway House Chambers we value the importance of wellbeing in all staff, tenants and pupils. Although life at the Bar is incredibly rewarding, the pressures of the role can often become overwhelming. According to research carried out by the Bar Council, in the profession 1 in 3 find it difficult to control/stop worrying and 2 in 3 feel that showing signs of stress equals weakness. If any concerns or difficulties should arise, staff, pupils and tenants are aware that they can approach management and our Wellbeing Officer at all times. A number of barristers and members of our administration team address issues surrounding wellbeing by attending specialist training sessions led by Bar Council representatives and charities such as LawCare. Through an increase in understanding, we are then able to put procedures into place, so that we are able to safeguard all staff, pupils and tenants.

Broadway House Chambers are committed to promoting equality and diversity in and out of the workplace. We do this by ensuring that our policy documents are updated and that all staff, pupils and tenants are aware of any changes. Broadway House Chambers values and respects each individual as an equal regardless of their gender, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age and ability.

Broadway House Chambers’ Charity of the Year 2019 is the Leeds Children’s Charity. The Leeds Children’s Charity creates happy childhood memories for the neediest of families, with fun-filled, week long breaks. They support young people from backgrounds of challenge and disadvantage through delivering breaks and respite from the difficulties that they face at home. We have a strong relationship with the Leeds Children’s Charity and are currently in the process of planning a variety of fundraising events in aid of them. The charity is very closely related to our Family and Criminal Team in particular due to their nature of work. We believe that we owe the Leeds Children’s Charity our support due to the outstanding work that they conduct.

In recent years we have supported a local charitable organisation the ‘Manuel Bravo Project’. Based in Leeds, the Manuel Bravo Project aims to help asylum seekers who are unable to find adequate legal representation. We support this project by organising an annual charity quiz, inviting specialist employment solicitors with the aim to raise Manuel Bravo’s profile within the legal profession. As well as fundraisers, we also provide legal advice on a Pro Bono basis. Susan Sanders in particular, presents appeals and provides advice for those who are in need of legal representation.


CLIENT: Michelle Shore
COMPANY/FIRM: Richard Nelson
TESTIMONIAL: I instruct Broadway House on employment law matters because they have depth of knowledge and experience in contentious and non-contentious employment issues. They are experts in the law, which is what you would expect, but it is the additional things that they offer that makes them my first choice. The clerks are helpful and responsive and the team of barristers fully engage with the case and all have great people skills with clients from all social and economic backgrounds. The team go the extra mile in preparation and keep in touch with me as the case proceeds towards trial. They are always available to advise on small points that inevitably crop up in complex litigation.


CLIENT: Anthony Cutts
COMPANY/FIRM: BMC Law
TESTIMONIAL: I would strongly recommend Broadway House Chambers. As a Bradford-based law firm we made a conscious decision over a year ago to give the majority of our instructions to Broadway House Chambers, who are local to us. Having done so, I believe that our decision has paid-off because through-out we have been provided with exceptional service by extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable individuals – be they Counsel or support staff.


CLIENT: Adrian Green
COMPANY/FIRM: Stachiw Bashir Green
TESTIMONIAL: I have been instructing Counsel at Broadway House Chambers for the last 30 years. They are an excellent set which is well clerked. Counsel who are put forward are appropriately experienced and always well prepared for Hearings. They invariably have a good bed side manner with our clients. I have no difficulty in recommending them.


CLIENT: Kerri Beaumont
COMPANY/FIRM: Elmhirst Parker
TESTIMONIAL: Broadway House Chambers are in my Firm’s opinion the leading specialist Family and Civil set on the North Eastern Circuit. Primarily we instruct on high value and complex financial remedy cases together with complex private law children proceedings. Counsel in the family set are dynamic, highly academic individuals with high advocacy skills. They take a dynamic and robust approach in many challenging cases and offer practical and legally sound advice to both their professional and lay clients. They are sympathetic to their lay client’s needs and client feedback has been excellent. The team are approachable and go out of their way to make themselves available to offer advice and assistance to their professional clients at times of urgency. The team are skilled and the family clerks go out of their way to accommodate cases, often at short notice and are genuinely a pleasure to work with.


CLIENT: Rebecca Pinder
COMPANY/FIRM: Petherbridge Bassra
TESTIMONIAL: From the juniors through to head of chambers we expect and receive a first class service from Broadway House Chambers. They offer us a broad spectrum of expertise and skills in criminal, civil, family and employment law. The members have the knack of being both professional and at the same time approachable. Our clients also benefit from and appreciate the flexible approach to their individual needs. Members are supported by a team of clerks and administrative staff who with a combination of efficiency and professionalism complete a comprehensive resource we are able to tap into.


CLIENT: Nils O’Donoghue
COMPANY/FIRM: Chadwick Lawrence
TESTIMONIAL: We have used Broadway House for over 10 years in relation to both employment and criminal law matters. We have found the team at Broadway House not only to be leading experts in their field but personable and approachable. We have no hesitation in any of the team at Broadway House working with any of our clients. Whenever we have any questions or queries we wish to run past them, they are always on hand to help and provide honest and practical advice.