Set Profile > Chambers of Rodney Ferm > Leeds , England

Chambers of Rodney Ferm
Broadway House Chambers
1 CITY SQUARE
LEEDS
LS1 2ES
England

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 Juniors

Peter Hampton - Broadway House ChambersRecommended for cases involving multiple complainants or defendants.
Ranked: Tier 2


Rodney Ferm - Broadway House ChambersHis command of his brief is excellent, and his advocacy is always of the highest quality.
Ranked: Tier 3


Ian Howard - Broadway House ChambersHis practice includes high-profile violent crime, sexual offences and serious organised crime.
Ranked: Tier 3


Stephen Wood - Broadway House ChambersNotable for his prosecution of cold cases.
Ranked: Tier 4


Leading Silks

Tahir Khan QC - Broadway House ChambersProsecutes and defends in a wide range of serious criminal cases.
Ranked: Tier 3


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


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 Juniors

Roger  Bickerdike - Broadway House ChambersThe consummate advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1


Anthony  Hajimitsis - Broadway House ChambersCombines excellent client care skills with an astute, strategic approach.
Ranked: Tier 1


Nicholas Power - Broadway House ChambersVery good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1


Jayne Pye - Broadway House ChambersArticulate and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 1


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


Emily Ward - Broadway House ChambersShe holds her own against far more senior opponents.
Ranked: Tier 2


Jake Ellis - Broadway House ChambersA straight-talker with a head for figures.
Ranked: Tier 3


Christian Durham Hall - Broadway House ChambersMeticulous and well-prepared, with a fantastic manner in court.
Ranked: Tier 3


Aelred  Hookway - Broadway House ChambersPredominantly acts on children law matters.
Ranked: Tier 3


Guy Swiffen - Broadway House ChambersA care proceedings specialist.
Ranked: Tier 3


Dornier Whittaker - Broadway House ChambersSpecialises in private law children and financial matters.
Ranked: Tier 3


Leading Silks

Gillian Irving QC - Broadway House ChambersA fantastic and formidable advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1


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
Photo Name Position Profile
Miss Kerry Barker  photo Miss Kerry Barker
 Rae Cohen  photo Rae Cohen
 Robert Cole  photo Robert Cole
Mr Jake Ellis  photo Mr Jake Ellis
Mr Rodney Ferm  photo Mr Rodney Ferm
Miss Gillian Irving QC  photo Miss Gillian Irving QC
 Matthew Rudd  photo Matthew Rudd
Miss Semaab Shaikh  photo Miss Semaab Shaikh
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