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Broadway House Chambers

Chambers of Rodney Ferm

Work 01274 722560
Fax 01274 370708
729860 BRADFORD-22
Bradford, Leeds

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 Broadway House Chambers takes pride in being a modern and progressive set which challenges outdated stereotypes at the Bar.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.

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