Broadway House Chambers > Bradford, England > Set Profile

Chambers of Tahir Khan QC and Stephen Wood QC
Broadway House Chambers
DEVERE HOUSE
VICAR LANE, LITTLE GERMANY
BD1 5AH
England

North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law Tier 1

Members of Broadway House Chambers' 'strong family team' are recognised as established experts in matrimonial finance; head of the team Robert Cole is well known for his specialist expertise in this area. Nicholas Power and Anthony Hajimitsis are regularly instructed in cases involving multi-million pound assets. Public and private children law work also forms a core pillar of the practice, with Gillian Irving QC noted for representing parents and local authorities in cases involving sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries and fabricated illnesses, to name a few areas. Semaab Shaikh has a particular focus on domestic violence applications, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, child abduction, and radicalisation cases. Jayne Pye is very experienced across the range of public and private law matters, including same-sex parenting, surrogacy, and adoption.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Christopher Styles - Broadway House ChambersHe has a meticulous eye for detail, prepares diligently, and provides clear, compelling advocacy - one to watch.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Jayne Pye - Broadway House ChambersJayne is a strong advocate, who is able to put clients at ease through her breadth of knowledge and personable approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Semaab Shaikh - Broadway House ChambersSemaab is simply excellent. She works incredibly hard and is always well prepared. Good with difficult clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Emily Ward - Broadway House ChambersA very talented junior, with an extremely bright future. She is a calm and measured advocate, who presents her clients' cases in a strong and persuasive manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy Swiffen - Broadway House ChambersGuy is a tenacious and fearless advocate. Excellent with clients. His persuasive powers are second to none.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dornier Whittaker - Broadway House ChambersShe is calmly reassuring with clients in what can be difficult cases. Her advice is sound and rational.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Roger Bickerdike - Broadway House ChambersRoger possesses a finely tuned ability to judge the feeling of a court and so deliver insightful and meaningful advice. That same intuitive knowledge enables him to deliver very effective advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Cole - Broadway House ChambersRobert will always give an honest and open view of the strengths and weaknesses of the case but will also fight hard for the client in court. A pragmatic negotiator.
Ranked: Tier 1
Anthony Hajimitsis - Broadway House ChambersHe is always completely across his brief and gives clear commercial advice in a measured and tactful way. He speaks with authority. His calm manner is exceptional.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicholas Power - Broadway House ChambersA highly skilled negotiator and advocate. He provides sound, measured advice and has a good rapport with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emily Ward - Broadway House ChambersA very talented junior, with an extremely bright future. She is a calm and measured advocate, who presents her clients' cases in a strong and persuasive manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jake Ellis - Broadway House ChambersAn excellent communicator who provides robust advice. He can turn a complex set of facts into a clear pleaded case. He puts clients at ease straightaway with his very personable approach.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dornier Whittaker - Broadway House ChambersShe is calmly reassuring with clients in what can be difficult cases. Her advice is sound and rational.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

A strong family law set‘.

The set has an excellent family team, particularly for financial remedy work, including high-net-worth cases‘.

Chambers has a real depth of strong advocates, and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the right person is available‘.

Clerking

An excellent clerking team‘.

The clerking team are pro-active, down to earth and user friendly‘.

The clerks at Broadway House are a real asset to the set‘.

North Eastern Circuit > Employment Tier 2

Broadway House Chambers has 'strength in depth for employment work' and is 'packed with talented counsel', in the words of instructing solicitors. Practice head Matthew Rudd is 'straight-talking' with 'great attention to detail', and has been kept busy handling unfair dismissal and discrimination cases. Paul Smith successfully represented the respondent in a case concerning whistleblowing and religious discrimination claims, which also involved multiple alleged protected disclosures.

Leading Juniors

Paul Smith - Broadway House ChambersPaul has an encyclopedic knowledge of employment law. He is intellectually powerful and explains things in a very clear and concise way to clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew Rudd - Broadway House ChambersAn exceptionally dedicated barrister. He cuts through complex legal issues with ease. Experienced and unflappable.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

Broadway House Chambers has a very strong employment team‘.

All counsel at Broadway House Chambers are exceptionally dedicated‘.

A very proficient service with highly talented individuals on board‘.

Clerking

Friendly and efficient clerking‘.

Always prompt, courteous and friendly‘.

Robin Slade is very personable, down to earth and accommodating‘.

North Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 3

Broadway House Chambers' criminal practice houses a 'good, deep roster of experienced and capable counsel; prosecuting and defending serious sexual offences is a particular strength at all levels of call'. Stephen Wood QC, who heads up the team, 'has a very good court room manner - authoritative and courteous in equal measure'. Peter Hampton, unled, prosecuted Pavlo Lapshyn, who was convicted of a racially motivated murder in 2013, for making explosive substances in his cell at HMP Wakefield. Defence specialist Rodney Ferm has established expertise in handling cases of serious fraud and homicide, and Samreen Akhtar prosecutes and defends in terrorism, drugs, firearms and serious violence cases.

2020 Silks

Stephen Wood QC - Broadway House ChambersHe prosecutes serious cases extremely effectively in a calm, understated, and fair minded way. He is highly organised. His cross examinations are focused, and to the point. He stands his ground with judges, and is good at maintaining his case strategy. He is engaging with juries. He obviously commands the respect of those who instruct him and his opponents.

Leading Juniors

Samreen Akhtar - Broadway House ChambersAn exemplar of sound judgement. She knows her papers inside out and advises clients in a manner that instills confidence and reassurance.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rodney Ferm - Broadway House ChambersRodney has an exceptionally quick mind. An efficient advocate with the respect of the judiciary.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Hampton - Broadway House ChambersPeter is completely unflappable and has a superb work ethic. His judgement is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

A strong and well established set‘.

The set has breadth and depth of experience amongst its practitioners‘.

North Eastern Circuit > Immigration

Rising stars

Susan Sanders - Broadway House ChambersSusan is very dedicated and has in-depth knowledge of immigration law. Her advocacy is thoughtful and measured. She is particularly attentive to the needs of vulnerable clients and quickly builds a rapport with them.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Asma Chaudhry - Broadway House ChambersAsma is a fierce advocate who articulates her arguments in a persuasive and eloquent manner. She has a strong eye for details and is very compassionate.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

Members of Broadway House Chambers' 'strong family team' are recognised as established experts in matrimonial finance; head of the team Robert Cole is well known for his specialist expertise in this area. Nicholas Power and Anthony Hajimitsis are regularly instructed in cases involving multi-million pound assets. Public and private children law work also forms a core pillar of the practice, with Gillian Irving QC noted for representing parents and local authorities in cases involving sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries and fabricated illnesses, to name a few areas. Semaab Shaikh has a particular focus on domestic violence applications, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, child abduction, and radicalisation cases. Jayne Pye is very experienced across the range of public and private law matters, including same-sex parenting, surrogacy, and adoption.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Christopher Styles - Broadway House ChambersHe has a meticulous eye for detail, prepares diligently, and provides clear, compelling advocacy - one to watch.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Jayne Pye - Broadway House ChambersJayne is a strong advocate, who is able to put clients at ease through her breadth of knowledge and personable approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Semaab Shaikh - Broadway House ChambersSemaab is simply excellent. She works incredibly hard and is always well prepared. Good with difficult clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Emily Ward - Broadway House ChambersA very talented junior, with an extremely bright future. She is a calm and measured advocate, who presents her clients' cases in a strong and persuasive manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy Swiffen - Broadway House ChambersGuy is a tenacious and fearless advocate. Excellent with clients. His persuasive powers are second to none.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dornier Whittaker - Broadway House ChambersShe is calmly reassuring with clients in what can be difficult cases. Her advice is sound and rational.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Roger Bickerdike - Broadway House ChambersRoger possesses a finely tuned ability to judge the feeling of a court and so deliver insightful and meaningful advice. That same intuitive knowledge enables him to deliver very effective advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Cole - Broadway House ChambersRobert will always give an honest and open view of the strengths and weaknesses of the case but will also fight hard for the client in court. A pragmatic negotiator.
Ranked: Tier 1
Anthony Hajimitsis - Broadway House ChambersHe is always completely across his brief and gives clear commercial advice in a measured and tactful way. He speaks with authority. His calm manner is exceptional.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicholas Power - Broadway House ChambersA highly skilled negotiator and advocate. He provides sound, measured advice and has a good rapport with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emily Ward - Broadway House ChambersA very talented junior, with an extremely bright future. She is a calm and measured advocate, who presents her clients' cases in a strong and persuasive manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jake Ellis - Broadway House ChambersAn excellent communicator who provides robust advice. He can turn a complex set of facts into a clear pleaded case. He puts clients at ease straightaway with his very personable approach.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dornier Whittaker - Broadway House ChambersShe is calmly reassuring with clients in what can be difficult cases. Her advice is sound and rational.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

A strong family law set‘.

The set has an excellent family team, particularly for financial remedy work, including high-net-worth cases‘.

Chambers has a real depth of strong advocates, and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the right person is available‘.

Clerking

An excellent clerking team‘.

The clerking team are pro-active, down to earth and user friendly‘.

The clerks at Broadway House are a real asset to the set‘.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

Broadway House Chambers' criminal practice houses a 'good, deep roster of experienced and capable counsel; prosecuting and defending serious sexual offences is a particular strength at all levels of call'. Stephen Wood QC, who heads up the team, 'has a very good court room manner - authoritative and courteous in equal measure'. Peter Hampton, unled, prosecuted Pavlo Lapshyn, who was convicted of a racially motivated murder in 2013, for making explosive substances in his cell at HMP Wakefield. Defence specialist Rodney Ferm has established expertise in handling cases of serious fraud and homicide, and Samreen Akhtar prosecutes and defends in terrorism, drugs, firearms and serious violence cases.

2020 Silks

Stephen Wood QC - Broadway House ChambersHe prosecutes serious cases extremely effectively in a calm, understated, and fair minded way. He is highly organised. His cross examinations are focused, and to the point. He stands his ground with judges, and is good at maintaining his case strategy. He is engaging with juries. He obviously commands the respect of those who instruct him and his opponents.

Leading Juniors

Samreen Akhtar - Broadway House ChambersAn exemplar of sound judgement. She knows her papers inside out and advises clients in a manner that instills confidence and reassurance.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rodney Ferm - Broadway House ChambersRodney has an exceptionally quick mind. An efficient advocate with the respect of the judiciary.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Hampton - Broadway House ChambersPeter is completely unflappable and has a superb work ethic. His judgement is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

A strong and well established set‘.

The set has breadth and depth of experience amongst its practitioners‘.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Head of Chambers FERM, Rodney (1972)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers COTCHER QC, Ann (1979)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers IRVING QC, Gillian (1984)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers HILL QC, Jamie (1984)*clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers KHAN QC, Tahir Z (1986)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers VERDAN QC, Alex (1987)*clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers GALBRAITH-MARTEN (QC), Jason (1991)*clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WOOD, Martin J (1973)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers COHEN, Rae (1981)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers McGONIGAL, David A (1982)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers HOWARD, Ian (1987)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers COLE, Robert (1991)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WOOD, Stephen (1991)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers CROSLAND, J Benjamin (1993)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers HENDRON, Gerald J (1992)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers YOUNG, Rebecca (1993)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers RUDD, Matthew (1994)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers BECKETT, Jayne L (1995)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers MORLAND, Camille (1996)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers HUSSAIN, Zira (1998)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers MILLER, Ian R (1999)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Helen (2000)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers O'SHEA, Joanne (2000)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers BRIDGE, Giles (2000)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers GREEN, Ken (2000)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers KHAN, Imran (2001)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers HERTZOG, Frances (2001)*clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers DOWNING, Emma (2002)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers SHAIKH, Semaab (2002)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers HAMPTON, Peter J G (2003)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers BROWN, Chris I (2001)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers MODGILL, Alexander (2002)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers CLARK, Georgina (2003)*clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers POWER, Nick (2004)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers SAMRA, Sharn (2002)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers CHOUDHURY, Reza A.B. (2003)*clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers CHAUDHRY, Asma (2003)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers HAMILTON, Nigel (2004)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers MELLOR, Rachel (2004)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers STOTT, Matthew (2005)*clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers DHILLON, Kirandeep (2005)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers HASHMI, Afshan (2005)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers LANGFORD, Abigail (2005)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers DURHAM HALL, Christian (2008)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WALSH, Clare (2009)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers SMITH, Paul (2007)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers VENTOM, Syan (2008)*clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers CARLIN, Niall (2009)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers SHAKOOR, Abdul (2010)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers AKHTAR, Samreen (2010)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers ELLIS, Jake (2010)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WARD, Emily (2011)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers WILLOUGHBY, Adam (2011)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers SILLS, Daniel (2011)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers BARKER, Kerry (2013)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers BROOKES, Mark (2013)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers MCBRIDE, Laura (2012)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers SANDERS, Susan (2015)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers STYLES, Christopher (2015)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk0113 246 2600
Members of Chambers ROWE, Christopher (2014)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers SPROSTON, Edward (2014)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers MAJID, Imran (2017)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers PEARCE, Lydia (2017)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers WILTSHIRE, Harry (2015)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers PICKERING, Richard (2019)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers DORMAND, Paul (2013)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Members of Chambers CHAPLIN, Jenna (2015)clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Pupil GREATLEY-HIRSCH, Stephenclerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Pupil COEN, Lucyclerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Senior Civil and Family Clerk Robin Sladeclerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
Senior Criminal Clerk Neil Terryclerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk01274 722560
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 Samreen Akhtar  photo Samreen AkhtarSamreen has prosecuted at youth, magistrates’ and crown courts. She has also…
 Jayne Beckett  photo Jayne BeckettJayne Beckett is a Grade 4 Crown Prosecutor and has experience as…
 Mark Brookes  photo Mark BrookesA former solicitor of over 30 years’ standing, Mark Brookes joined Broadway…
 Jenna Chaplin  photo Jenna Chaplin
 Paul Dormand  photo Paul Dormand
 Christian Durham Hall  photo Christian Durham HallAll family law matters including Financial Remedy (Ancillary Relief), Cohabitation Disputes, Public…
 Peter Hampton  photo Peter HamptonPeter Hampton is a criminal law specialist and experienced trial advocate who…
 Ian Howard  photo Ian HowardAll types of criminal work but particularly cases involving fraud, drugs, sexual…
 Tahir Khan photo Tahir KhanCriminal defence and prosecution work, environmental protection and national rivers work. Crime:…
 Imran Khan  photo Imran KhanImran is an experienced advocate, who has conducted trials involving virtually every…
 Laura McBride  photo Laura McBrideLaura is regularly instructed to represent both the defence and the prosecution.…
 Alexander Modgill  photo Alexander ModgillEmployment law; general civil law, including ancillary relief, personal injury and commercial…
 Joanne O'Shea photo Joanne O'Shea
 Lydia Pearce  photo Lydia Pearce
 Richard Pickering  photo Richard Pickering
 Nicholas Power  photo Nicholas PowerA family law specialist whose practice centres upon the financial consequences of…
 Christopher Rowe  photo Christopher RoweChris is a members of Broadway House Chambers Family Team, Business, Property…
 Paul Smith  photo Paul SmithPaul Smith is a member of Chambers’ employment law team who has…
 Clare Walsh  photo Clare WalshClare prosecutes and defends in all areas of crime, both in the…
 Harry Wiltshire  photo Harry Wiltshire
 Stephen Wood  photo Stephen WoodStephen wood is a highly experienced and sought after advocate. He is…
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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.