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Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC
Exchange Chambers
201 DEANSGATE
MANCHESTER
M3 3NW
England

Northern Circuit > Commercial litigation Tier 1

Exchange Chambers is praised for having ‘exceptional barristers of all levels of experience’ who work on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including corporate and personal insolvency work, shareholder, company and partnership disputes, and commercial fraud. Giles Maynard-Connor KC‘s practice has a strong focus on corporate fraud whilst Lawrence McDonald  acts for companies, individuals, office holders and public bodies. Stephen Connolly specialises in shareholder and partnership disputes and Carly Sandbach  is highly adept at in commercial litigation cases, representing banks, multi-national companies, small businesses, professional services firms and private individuals.

2021 Silks

Giles Maynard-Connor KC – Exchange ChambersGiles is a heavyweight in the market. He is a clever, astute and user-friendly commercial counsel. A team player, he is a ferocious advocate with a winning mentality.'

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Carly Sandbach – Exchange Chambers ‘Carly is one of the best at the Manchester Bar- first class paperwork, pragmatic, hands on and commercial.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Connolly – Exchange ChambersStephen quickly gets to the nub of issues and is able to focus on the points that really matter. He gives clear views and delivers his messages to the client in a very user-friendly way. He also thinks outside the box and is prepared to consider all potential options at any stage.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew VinsonExchange ChambersAndrew always offers sensible, pragmatic advice to achieve the best results for the client. He is commercially minded and conscious of the costs consequences of the available courses of action. Although he always advises upon the pros and cons of seeking a settlement, he is not afraid to advise clients to proceed to trial when this is in their best interests.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Longstaff  - Exchange Chambers 'Tom is calm and thinks quickly on his feet. He is excellent in conference with clients and is able to put them at ease. His advice is clear, concise and always with an understanding of the commercial impact of the advice, rather than solely the legal aspects.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Lawrence McDonald – Exchange ChambersLawrence is very good with clients and supports his solicitor. He knows what solicitors and clients want of him, and is great on his feet, personable and very likeable. He is good at getting his head around the larger issues.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Tetlow – Exchange ChambersRichard is commercial in his approach, delivers clear advice and builds a good rapport with clients, which in turn provides them with confidence.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Guy Vickers – Exchange Chambers 'Guy's work rate and commitment to the client are beyond any reasonable expectation. Paperwork and advice are always first-rate. He is a tenacious and fearless advocate and consistently delivers in line with or beyond expectation. He is personable, approachable, eminently flexible and accommodating, especially during the recent pandemic. He has great attention to the commercial objective and specifically a capacity to focus on delivering the best outcome, even if that is to avoid litigation.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange Chambers offers considerable strength in depth in commercial, chancery and general litigation matters. They have a broad range exceptional barristers of all levels of experience available to advise as and when required.’

‘One of the leading chambers in this area, if not the pre-eminent one outside of London – a very good roster of barristers.’

‘Exchange chambers is a go-to set in Manchester.’

‘Exchange are comfortably the best set outside of London.’

‘Exchange are a strong Manchester Chambers with a wide selection of counsel on offer across all levels. 

Clerking

The clerks are generally responsive. The are very good and responsive – Joe Mawson is always very helpful and quick to assist.’

Northern Circuit > Company and insolvency Tier 1

Exchange Chambers is a ‘go-to set in the north for insolvency matters’, offering broad-ranging expertise across shareholder and partnership disputes, directors’ disqualification proceedings, breaches of fiduciary duties, derivative claims, unfair prejudice petitions and corporate insolvency. Giles Maynard-Connor KC‘s insolvency practice focuses on both corporate and personal contentious work, and he handles work in the Cayman Islands and Gibraltar. Carly Sandbach is also recommended with a strong insolvency practice; she is highly adept at handling directors’ disqualification proceedings and public interest winding up petitions. Richard Tetlow and Ian Tucker are also key members of the set.

2021 Silks

Leading Juniors

Ian Tucker – Exchange ChambersIan combines excellent technical knowledge with a level of commercial awareness that is rare in counsel. He is approachable, easy to work with and always willing to go the extra mile. He is a calm and persuasive advocate - his style is always well received by Judges at all levels.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Giles Maynard-Connor KC –Exchange Chambers ‘Excellent advocate with a great ability to get to the essential aspects of any case. Very good with clients, very commercial and extremely thorough in preparation.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Carly Sandbach – Exchange Chambers 'Carly is very good at cutting through the issues and assimilating information very quickly. She is unafraid to be direct with clients where necessary, particularly where it is for their own good.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Tetlow – Exchange ChambersRichard is very thorough with excellent attention to detail. He is great with clients, calm and unflappable on his feet.'
Ranked: Tier 2
George Rowell  - Exchange Chambers 'George is very bright, user friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable in the areas of insolvency law and tax avoidance schemes. He is responsive, measured, client friendly and personable.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Anja Lansbergen-Mills  – Exchange Chambers ‘Impressive approach, thinks outside the box and really considers client requirements and aims. Really easy to work with and presents well before clients.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange are a go-to set in the north for insolvency matters. They are very responsive and take a commercial approach.’

‘Great for insolvency work with a wide range of abilities and experience levels.’

‘Exchange is the best insolvency set in Manchester – high quality barristers with strength in depth at all levels.’

‘Good service from Exchange Chambers; they are a go-to set. They have a range of strong commercial practitioners, and someone is always available to pick up urgent work.’

‘Very good across the piece; the juniors are very capable with a strong senior tier.’

Clerking

‘Nicole Haigh is very responsive and pricing is very reasonable.’

Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Key areas of work for the ‘highly regarded‘ members of Exchange Chambers include murder, financial crime, sexual abuse and drug offences, and the set is praised as ‘one of the leading sets in the North of England‘. John Jones KC has an established criminal practice, and recently acted for the defendant a manslaughter case concerning a victim choking on a bone after being fed whilst asleep. The set also houses Ben Myers KC, who handles murder and money laundering cases, as well as drug trafficking and organised crime matters. Richard Littler KC is another name of note and has expertise in cases regarding terrorism, fraud and organised crime. David Temkin KC has a thriving criminal law practice and recently acted for the defendant in a case regarding the murder of a retired Liverpool Crown Prosecution Service lawyer. Charlotte Kenny  handles serious cases of fraud and sexual offences, and also recently successfully defended a man who was acquitted of attempted murder. Richard Brigden  joined the team from Garden Court North Chambers in January 2022.

Leading Silks

John Jones KCExchange Chambers 'John has a stylish, smooth and unflappable demeanour in Court. His advocacy is precise, comprehensive and cogent. As a result of his thorough knowledge of the law and preparation of his cases, John is trusted by the Court and is, as a result, a very persuasive advocate. He is very agile in cross examination and reacting to the unexpected events that occur in a criminal trial. John has a great eye for detail in paper heavy cases.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Benjamin Myers KCExchange Chambers ‘Ben is a premier league silk who has prosecuted and defended many of the gravest criminal cases to come before the English courts. He has an exceptional eye for detail and pursues his client’s case with vigour and integrity. He has an outstanding ability to explain complex legal and factual matters with seemingly effortless simplicity to judges and juries alike.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

2021 Silks

Mark Rhind KC – Exchange Chambers 'Mark is a real fighter. He has made a seamless transition from an excellent senior barrister to an accomplished KC. He is equally at home with murders and other serious crime, and also serious fraud. He has achieved some unbelievable results; he really does prepare well and is patient and empathetic with clients, whilst retaining a highly professional approach. He is rated extremely highly and instructing solicitors do not hesitate to instruct him in any case, however serious or complex.'
David Temkin KC – Exchange ChambersDavid is an exceptional advocate who gets to grips with the granular detail very quickly. His ability to rapidly identify the strengths and weaknesses of a case is second to none. David is not an aggressive advocate, his manner is calm, cool and collected. David can gently lead a jury to exactly where they need to be, in order to get the result he has been instructed to achieve.'

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew JebbExchange Chambers ‘Andrew is a very experienced, highly regarded advocate. He has an ability to build a good relationship with the client from the outset and put them at ease ensuring that they then listen to his advice. He meticulously prepares his cases and can get to the very crux of the issues and formulate an approach early on in a case, ultimately resulting in the best outcome possible for the client.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian WhitehurstExchange Chambers 'Ian is affable, hard-working, intellectually-forceful and an effective advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Damian NolanExchange ChambersDamian is a highly sought after barrister who works tirelessly for clients. A particular strength is an ability to put clients at ease and provide advice in an easy to comprehend manner. An exceptional jury advocate who commands the courtroom and has the respect of the judiciary.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Charlotte KennyExchange Chambers ‘Charlotte is a rigorous, commanding and engaging advocate, known for her meticulous trial preparation and forensic cross examination, she gets results. She has exceptional client care skills and puts people at ease. Clients really trust her to represent them.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Oliver Jarvis – Exchange Chambers 'Oliver is punctual, prompt, has great client care and is thorough and very positive.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicola DaleyExchange ChambersNicola is a formidable presence in the courtroom. She is a very gifted lawyer known for her ability to digest complex cases, identifying the key issues and explaining them in a straightforward manner to clients. Her preparation in all cases is meticulous. She has excellent client care skills, is vey approachable and puts people at ease.'
Ranked: Tier 2
David Toal – Exchange Chambers ‘David is hard working and thorough, has excellent client care and is approachable and proactive in case preparation.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Brigden  – Exchange Chambers 'Richard is an excellent tactician. He prepares all cases thoroughly and is quick to recognise issues arising in a case. He is of course eminent in the sphere of protest work - he knows protest work like the back of his hand and speaks with such authority on the subject that everyone in Court hangs on his every word. He is also excellent in court - he excels at witness handling, especially cross examination. Everyone Richard represents is in exceedingly safe hands.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
John Wyn WilliamsExchange Chambers 'John is a master of strategy pre and during a trial. He is able to build up and maintain a rapport with clients during the legal process and is a powerful advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Charlotte Rimmer – Exchange Chambers ‘Charlotte is incredibly thorough and always completely prepared, down to the last detail of a case. She is unflappable as an advocate and reassuring in conference. Clients have confidence in her, because she is so obviously well prepared. She has had some excellent results in really very difficult cases.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Gareth Roberts  – Exchange Chambers 'Gareth has a keen intellect and sound judgement. He remains calm with an eye on the bigger picture, even when under pressure. He is fantastic with clients, genuinely cares and fights for them tirelessly.'
Ranked: Tier 3
David Birrell  – Exchange Chambers 'David's  attention to detail is extraordinary. The patience and understanding shown with sometimes difficult individuals makes him stand out from others. Nothing is ever too much trouble.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set 

‘Excellent set of Chambers with the most highly regarded Barristers in the city. The relationship they build with instructing solicitors is invaluable . The training programme offered throughout the year is very helpful. The newsletters are a great source of information as to recent developments in the case law.’

‘Exchange Chambers is one of the leading sets in the North of England. They do have significant strength in depth and are a chambers that provide training and seminars.’

‘Exchange Chambers is an excellent chambers for crime with quality in depth.’

‘Exchange are one of the leading sets in Manchester with a huge range of experienced Counsel.’

‘The set are very strong, particularly at the top end. They have a number of individuals that stand out due to their ability.’

Clerking

The clerks are responsive and friendly. Andy Leech is a stand out clerk with many years experience who offers a top quality service.’

Northern Circuit > IT, telecoms and data protection Tier 1

The members of Exchange Chambers are highly adept in advising private individuals and companies on GDPR matters and claims regarding the Freedom of Information Act, as well as group actions involving data breaches. Louis Browne KC handles significant data breach claims for individuals and companies where third parties have breached personal and sensitive data, and he has previously advised the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Of recent note is Browne’s instruction on a group claim against Ticketmaster following a significant data breach in June 2018.

Northern Circuit > Personal injury Tier 1

Exchange Chambers is ‘very highly regarded in claimant personal injury work’ . The set's members undertake a wide variety of cases, including fatal accidents, industrial disease, server brain injuries and catastrophic spinal cord injuries. William Waldron KC is deputy head of chambers and he, Gerard Martin KC and Louis Browne KC are all highly experienced in handling catastrophic brain and spine injury claims. Laura Gooding and Christopher Barnes KC have particular expertise in military claims, as does David Knifton KC who acts regularly for claimants in catastrophic injury claims. The set also houses Catherine Knowles, who primarily represents defendants in high-value multi-track claims.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
David Knifton KCExchange Chambers ‘David’s grasp of the primary material and evidence is beyond impressive. He is able to drill down into the granular detail of every important point, because he has absorbed and analysed the relevant medical records, witness evidence and expert reports. He is able to use that attention to detail to steer conferences with experts and clients through the important areas with efficiency and skill. His lay clients trust and respect him. They feel reassured by his ability to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of their case and he is able to talk them through the litigation (including complex points and difficult concepts) in a way which they are able to easily understand and engage with. David has secured some excellent results for his clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Gerard Martin KCExchange Chambers ‘Gerard is a true leader in his field. He has an exceptional eye for detail and is a fearsome but charming advocate. His bed side manner with clients and their families is second to none. He always deals with matters in a dignified and honourable way, achieving exceptional results. A go-to silk.'
Ranked: Tier 1
William Waldron KCExchange ChambersWilliam has good attention to details, a very good manner with clients, is very responsive, is calm and precise, and robust with opponents when needed. He is second to none as a KC.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2

2022 Silks

Christopher Barnes KCExchange ChambersChristopher is extremely knowledgeable in relation to military and catastrophic claims generally. He is very calm under pressure and is decisive, which is reassuring to mutual clients as well as the instructing solicitor.'

Leading Juniors

Laura GoodingExchange ChambersLaura is a very measured and persuasive advocate. She relates well to clients and can really wring the best out of any case. She has a niche and unusual specialty in claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris GutteridgeExchange ChambersChris is calm, collected, has a good grasp of the law and is always available. He is friendly and a delight to work with. He combines common sense with huge ability and his understated manner belies an outstanding determination to achieve the best outcome for those he represents.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
David Sandiford – Exchange ChambersDavid is always thoroughly prepared and gets to the detail of each case. His calm and measured approach helps to achieve some excellent results and makes him extremely popular with clients. He is an excellent advocate, approachable and responsive.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Ward – Exchange ChambersAndrew is a very measured and persuasive advocate at court. He is never flustered, he is scrupulously polite and he is devastatingly effective. He knows his specialist area of the law backwards, he rarely pursues bad points and he is a very sensible opponent.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew StockwellExchange Chambers ‘Matthew is thorough and gets to grips with the issues in a case. He plans the progression of cases well, knows the relevant law and addresses both liability and quantum in a practical and informative manner. He has good client skills, demonstrates empathy and puts them at ease. His advocacy is also good and he is helpful and approachable.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Stuart McCracken  – Exchange Chambers ‘Stuart is extremely well-prepared for his trials. He is impressive tactically, tenacious in his submissions and takes good points, and his cross-examination is incisive and effective. Alongside all of that, he is a pleasure to be against. He fights hard for his client while also being a very pleasant opponent.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Catherine Knowles – Exchange ChambersCatherine is very experienced and well versed in military claims. She is incredibly thorough in her work and advice. In addition, she is very approachable and a very good advocate. One of the best barristers operating in the field.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Sara Sutherland – Exchange ChambersSara is very efficient and uses technology well. She is always available to discuss cases and tactics and has great empathy when dealing with sensitive issues.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Alice Dobbie  – Exchange Chambers  ‘Alice is consistently brilliant. She is gifted at cutting straight to the issues and has excellent instincts. Her pleadings are second to none and opinions are detailed, thorough and beautifully explained. Alice also has enviable patience and an eye for detail, and has a great ability to trawl through large volumes of medical records with ease and an unwaveringly keen eye. On her feet, Alice is efficient and effective, so more straight to the point and engaging than superfluous in style.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘They have a strong defendant PI team with an excellent programme of blogs and training sessions aimed at defendant practitioners.’

‘Exchange Chambers are a first-stop chambers of choice. They have a broad range of counsel with varying expertise. The training they deliver is excellent, so too are their newsletter and case updates.’

‘Exchange Chambers is very professional. They have a good depth of suitably qualified and professional counsel available to attend hearings.’

‘Chambers is very highly regarded in claimant personal injury work. They have a large number of specialists who are all excellent. A very strong set of juniors in particular. They host a number of events for professional development which are always excellent. They are a go-to set.’

‘Very good set with some exceptionally talented barristers. Always approachable and willing to assist.’

Clerking

‘Rachel Williams is always able to deal with matters in an efficient and professional manner.’

Northern Circuit > Professional disciplinary law Tier 1

The members at Exchange Chambers have broad ranging expertise in professional disciplinary actions, representing medical and healthcare professionals and members of the police force.  Richard Littler KC is active in defending Police Federation members in misconduct tribunals and before the Police Appeals Tribunals. Nicholas Walker is also notable in acting for police officers. Jason MacAdam is also a key member.

Leading Juniors

Nicholas WalkerExchange ChambersNicholas is well-prepared and takes a sensible approach to his cases. He does not argue every single point regardless of the merits, but instead focuses on the key and important ones, arguing them well. He is easy to work with, even as an opponent in a tricky case.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Chambers are very easy to deal with. Facilities are well appointed and the staff on the front desk very helpful.’    

Clerking

‘The clerks that I deal with are always prepared to go the extra mile when I need urgent assistance.’

Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 2

Paul Johnson - Exchange Chambers  Paul Johnson at Exchange Chambers is 'always very well prepared and completely focused on getting a deal. In my view, he is the best in the business'.  Focused exclusively on mediating since 2006, Johnson has conducted over 900 mediations to date, including banking, commercial, trustee, construction, employment, IP and partnership disputes, along with property and professional negligence claims. In the world of sport, Johnson has handled commercial disputes involving both county cricket and football.Paul Kirtley – Exchange Chambers  An accredited civil and commercial and workplace mediator, Exchange Chambers‘ Paul Kirtley 'has considerable empathy and uses this with great ability. This is a unique quality I have not seen in other mediators and sets him apart. When this is combined with his wide legal knowledge, it makes him invaluable'. Kirtley has an active offshore mediation practice, particularly in the Isle of Man, where he frequently mediates significant claims.

Northern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights) Tier 2

Exchange Chambers’ members have substantial expertise in handling judicial review claims before the Administrative Court, acting for both claimants and defendants. Its clients include government departments, local authorities, regulated bodies, private care providers, and private litigants. Police disciplinary work is also an area of focus for the set. Public law and judicial review expert Louis Browne KC acted for Liverpool City Council in the first case to consider the scope of statutory provisions concerning the grant of indemnity for serving members of Council. Brynmor Adams acts exclusively for public authorities, which is demonstrated in his involvement in R (on the application of the Governing Body of X) v Ofsted, a case concerning  a local authority controlled school applying for a High Court injunction to restrain publication of a critical inspection report. David Sandiford is also a key name in defending police officers in civil claims.

Leading Juniors

Brynmor Adams – Exchange Chambers 'Brynmor is highly knowledgeable with great communication skills. He is patient, thorough and impressive at trial.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Clerking

‘Dave Haley and Tom Gornall are excellent Clerks and have always provided a very good service.’

Northern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 2

The financial fraud and crime team at Exchange Chambers represent clients in a wide range of cases, including bribery and corporate, investment, tax and insurance fraud, as well as cartel activity. John Jones KC has a strong practice in money laundering, corporate fraud and insider dealing. Ian Whitehurst  has a focus on health and safety, environmental, information and revenue law, as is displayed in his prosecuting of a construction company that failed to undertake safety measures to protect an exterior wall to their construction site, which subsequently collapsed, crushing a small child on the way to school (HSE v Gurmfitt Properties). 

Leading Silks

John Jones KCExchange Chambers ‘His preparation in cases is meticulous, his client care is impeccable and his advocacy is always forceful and formidable. The go-to KC.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 2
Ian WhitehurstExchange ChambersIan is tactically astute and his advice, advocacy and written work are excellent. He has a very co-operative style of working with solicitors which is reassuring to both the solicitor and the client in terms of knowing that matters are always clear and dealt with. There is never a concern that he will miss something – he misses nothing.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange Chambers is a great set with a wealth of experienced barristers specialising in different areas.’

‘Exchange Chambers is a superb set. It provides a full-strength service across three major Northern cities. It is able to offer strength in depth across a wide spectrum of practice areas.’

‘Exchange Chambers’ size means it can always offer Counsel who are recognised as leaders in their respective fields. It regularly holds accredited seminars throughout a year across each of its practice areas.’

‘Exchange Chambers is an excellent set.’

‘The set is very strong and any returns are dealt with properly by experienced counsel. There is a breadth of expertise in the set, with some very big-hitters in most areas of the law.’

Clerking

‘Chambers has a very experienced, settled and skilled Criminal clerking team. The Clerks are well resourced, proactive and effective.’

Northern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax Tier 2

Members at Exchange Chambers thrive in Chancery, probate and tax law matters. Scott Redpath and George Rowell both have expertise in tax law mandates, and John Waiting is noted for his work in property, company law, wills and probate. Andrew Williams has a property-based Chancery practice and Andrew Vinson has expertise in company, insolvency, property and contractual matters.

Leading Juniors

George Rowell – Exchange ChambersGeorge has technical expertise and is also able to empathise with clients, which is a valuable skill in this arena.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew VinsonExchange ChambersAndrew always offers sensible, pragmatic advice to achieve the best results for the Client. He is commercially minded and conscious of the costs consequences of the available courses of action. Although he always advises upon the pros and cons of seeking a settlement, he is not afraid to advise Clients to proceed to trial when this is in their best interests.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Scott RedpathExchange Chambers ‘ Scott is very approachable and easy to work with. His advice on complicated subjects is clear and easily understood.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew WilliamsExchange ChambersExceptionally bright, Andrew has a knack for taking what can be mundane, dry, and complex legal points, and explaining them in a way to Clients, lawyers and judges that provides clarity.'
Ranked: Tier 2
John Waiting – Exchange ChambersJohn is supportive, responsive and has an in-depth legal knowledge which enables him to be able to assist on all matters. He will not give up even if it is an uphill struggle. He always ensures that he gives 110% and really puts himself out to ensure that he meets the client service and is very user friendly.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange Chambers offers considerable strength in depth in commercial, chancery and general litigation matters. They have a broad range of exceptional barristers of all levels of experience available to advise as and when required.’

‘Wide range of skills and expertise across chancery work. A ‘go to’ Chambers for many disputes.’

‘This exceptional set has a number of silks and there are a number of very capable juniors to take up the case on the client’s behalf.’

‘The training hosted by Exchange Chambers is good.’

‘It is appreciated that they aim to provide London quality in the north.’

Clerking

‘Joe Mawson develops excellent relationships with instructing solicitors with his helpful and responsive approach.’

Northern Circuit > Clinical negligence Tier 2

Exchange Chambers has a thriving clinical negligence department. Gerard Martin KCMatthew Stockwell and Chris Gutteridge all specialise in brain and spinal injury cases, as well as claims for amputees, whilst David Knifton KC‘s practice focuses on high value obstetric injuries, failures or delays in diagnosis and consent issues on behalf of claimants. Knifton KC and Gutteridge represented the claimant in a case after a woman with a back injury underwent surgery, during which her blood pressure was allowed to drop and she suffered a spinal stroke. Bill Braithwaite KC  and Kevin Naylor are also key names in this area, and Christopher Barnes KC was appointed Silk in the 2022 round.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
David Knifton KCExchange ChambersClients trust in him completely and he will fight tooth and nail to get the best result possible. He has a forensic, yet down-to-earth, relaxed approach; he meticulously analyses cases and explores all avenues to ensure excellent results are achieved. He has an abundance of experience with clinical negligence catastrophic injury claims. He works tirelessly and is always available to provide prompt, clear, effective advice. His attention to detail is second to none. A thorough silk with unrivalled determination and skill..’
Ranked: Tier 2
Gerard Martin KCExchange Chambers 'Gerard is very knowledgable in complex cases, particularly involving amputation and brain injury. He is always helpful and very good with clients, he has great knowledge in relation to rehabilitation in cases, and he deals with very complex, high value cases effectively and with great skill.'
Ranked: Tier 2

2022 Silks

Christopher Barnes KC – Exchange Chambers ‘Chris is an outstanding barrister and someone that instructing solicitors trust completely with the most serious clinical negligence cases. He has a great ability to simplify the most complex issue which is exactly what you want when dealing with clinical negligence claims. He is thorough, analytical and responsive. He is a strong advocate and an excellent and safe pair of hands in this particular area. He is the complete barrister.

Leading Juniors

Chris GutteridgeExchange Chambers A fabulous junior who quickly gets to the heart of a claim to bring matters to a speedy and effective resolution. A fantastic understanding of difficult claims, providing clear and effective advice with practical solutions. Very well received by claimants and lawyers and an absolute pleasure to work with. He is friendly, approachable and a good tactician. He is logical, extremely knowledgeable and an extremely capable junior well beyond his call.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew StockwellExchange ChambersMatthew has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law relating to clinical negligence claims. His input to drafting the opening and closing submissions at trial is invaluable. He is always ready and willing to provide expert witness recommendations based on first-hand experience.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Kevin NaylorExchange Chambers ‘Extremely good with clients. His medical knowledge is very helpful when dealing with complex clinical negligence cases. He deals with high-value cases and he is always willing to take the time to explain the case to the client in a clear and concise way.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Christian Taylor  – Exchange Chambers  ‘Christian advises on evidence with clarity and focus to tactically achieve the best outcome for claimants, without bamboozling clients. He is popular with colleagues, solicitors and clients, easy to work with, efficient, approachable, driven and hard working.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘One of the leading personal injury and clinical negligence sets, not only on the Northern Circuit, but nationally, with a fantastic team of silks and juniors.’

‘Exchange chambers are a well-established, leading chambers that rivals any other in the North West. They are a leading chambers for Claimant clinical negligence and personal injury and have extensive strength in depth with great Barristers, senior management and clerks. Exchange chambers is an excellent set of chambers with a very good clerking service.’

‘Exchange Chambers are an outstanding set of Chambers. They are always able to deliver a fantastic service. During lockdown, Chambers provided a superb virtual training programme for personal injury claims, as well as clinical negligence claims which proved to be hugely beneficial and invaluable.’

Exchange offer a strong team of clinical negligence barristers across all levels and often provides additional support to our firm by way of bespoke training. Both clerks and counsel are very accommodating and supportive.’

‘Exchange Chambers has strength in depth and number of counsel. They always have counsel available for hearings and interlocutory applications. I have attended a number of their training days which are always interesting and educational.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are fantastic at accommodating their clients, always going the extra mile. Rachel Williams is superb. Josh Finn is great. They are responsive, prompt, efficient and helpful. A real joy to communicate with. Will set up meetings at a moments notice and nothing is too much for them.’

Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 2

Exchange Chambers has been praised as a ‘superb set‘ and its members represent a wide range of individuals and groups, including trade unions, clinical practitioners, government bodies, and members of the police force and emergency services. Key areas of expertise for the department include inquests and inquiries relating to deaths in police and prison custody as well as in psychiatric institutions, and fatal accidents at work. Louis Browne KC has substantial experience acting for families and public sector clients and is involved in both the Grenfell and Manchester Arena Inquiries. The set is also home to David Sandiford , who receives frequent instructions from the Government Legal Department.

Leading Silks

Louis Browne KCExchange ChambersHighly intelligent, with the ability to digest and make sense of complex papers quickly. A good advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘A superb set covering the entire spectrum of law. Their training sessions have also touched on the subjects which are relevant and topical, provided by the experts in the field and have been to an excellent standard.’

‘Exchange is a very set strong.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are friendly, energetic and motivated by the Senior Clerks, particularly Nick Buckley, who gets the job done.’

‘The clerks are excellent and responsive.’

Northern Circuit > Professional negligence Tier 2

The ‘fantastic’ Exchange Chambers is praised as ‘a strong set and one of the go-to sets in Manchester.’ Professional negligence specialist George Rowell has a strong background in tax law, and he mostly acts in claims against accountants and tax advisors, in addition to disputes involving solicitors, IFAs and surveyors. James Malam has significant expertise acting across a range of disputes for both claimants and defendants, including claims against those in the legal and financial services, as well as in niche professions such as agronomists.

Leading Juniors

George Rowell – Exchange ChambersGeorge is very bright and knows how to work with his instructing solicitors. He has a tax specialism which is very useful in certain types of claim, such as professional negligence. He is confident for a junior and doesn't sit on the fence.'
Ranked: Tier 1
James Malam – Exchange Chambers ‘James is extremely diligent with personable manner, is good to work with and is a formidable advocate. He is not afraid of hard work and regularly hits time deadline. He's definitely a safe pair of hands.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange is a strong set and one of the go-to sets in Manchester.’

‘A fantastic set with a range of services, counsel are of exceptional quality and great to work with.’ 

‘Counsel have always done a good job. Exchange Chambers’ periodic construction seminars are good.’

‘Exchange is now viewed as one of the premier sets in Manchester with a great range of expertise and experience. A force to be reckoned with.’

Clerking

‘They are efficient and pleasant to deal with.’

‘Nick Buckley is outstanding.’

Northern Circuit > Property and construction Tier 2

The members of Exchange Chambers have broad ranging expertise across planning and highways cases, disputes concerning conveyancing and registered land, residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters, and boundaries, easements and rights of way mandates, both public and private. Andrew Williams‘ practice is entirely dedicated to real estate litigation and Lawrence McDonald acts for companies, individuals, and public bodies. Simon Whitfield  has vast experience in construction matters. Brynmor Adams  has a strong focus on tenant and landlord litigation. In July 2022 Paul Burns was appointed to the circuit bench.

Leading Juniors

David Fearon – Exchange Chambers 'David is very approachable and takes an informal, hands on approach. He is practical and good technically. It is a pleasure to work with him.'
Ranked: Tier 1
James Malam – Exchange Chambers  'James is very thorough with an eye for detail. He has an in-depth understanding of construction and a keen eye for practical solutions. He is confident, clear and persuasive on his feet.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Lawrence McDonald – Exchange Chambers ‘Lawrence is a tremendously affable character and enjoyable to work with. He is commercial in his outlook and very knowledgeable on the law.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew WilliamsExchange ChambersAndrew is very knowledgeable, experienced, analytical, thorough, approachable, and very strong and robust in defending his clients' interests. Not only is he gifted from a legal, academic and procedural point of view, but also his advice and approach generally are very practical and tailored to achieving the best outcome for his clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Brynmor AdamsExchange Chambers ‘Brynmor impresses technically in relation to complex landlord and tenant litigation. He delivers reasoned, commercially focussed advice and manages client expectations from the outset.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Whitfield – Exchange Chambers ‘Simon is very approachable and available in order to discuss aspects arising from instructions. He has a particular strength in having previously qualified and had considerable experience as a solicitor and partner in a significant regional firm of solicitors. Therefore, he has an understanding of the detailed pressures and sensibilities involved in the client relationship on both sides of the profession.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange Chambers offers considerable strength in depth and they have a broad range exceptional barristers of all levels of experience available to advise as and when required.’

‘All aspects of the service as a whole from this set are excellent. They have strength-in-depth, good availability, and host regular training programmes and conferences.’

‘Exchange has a range of counsel available, specialising in property disputes, of varying expertise.’

‘Excellent chambers with some very impressive Counsel. Good training programmes too.’

‘Excellent Chambers from Pupils to Silks; they are not only extremely bright, but they are also nice people!’

Clerking

‘Very responsive and helpful clerks who go the extra mile to assist a solicitor – Joe Mawson is brilliant.’

Northern Circuit > Social housing Tier 2

The members at Exchange Chambers have broad ranging social housing expertise. Brynmor Adams is a name of note, with a strong focus on acting for local authorities in housing fraud cases, including claims involving subletting and false succession. In July 2022 Paul Burns was appointed to the circuit bench.

Leading Juniors

Brynmor Adams – Exchange ChambersBrynmor has an analytical and logical mind. He is able to cut through complex issues and communicate in an efficient and understandable manner. He is a delight to instruct and work with on any case.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘The set provides excellent training sessions and webinars that cover a wide range of relevant topics. Chambers is fortunate to have many barristers who are masters of their craft.’

‘Very good set of Chambers for Housing Management work, nearly always have someone suitable available and they offer regular free training.’

‘Attended an online training session which was useful.’

‘I have always found Exchange Chambers extremely efficient and never had an issue with availability of counsel.’

Clerking

‘Sarah Rotheram and Neil Wright are both diligent and extremely helpful.’

‘All the clerks are very good and very responsive to communications.’

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

Exchange Chambers in Leeds has ‘expertise in all areas of criminal law‘. In recent instructions of note, the ‘incredibly hardworkingChristopher Tehrani KC prosecuted a man who was convicted simultaneously of the murder of Susan Waring, who disappeared in January 2019, and of 19 offences of historic violence against other females over a 24-year period. In a separate matter, Nicholas Johnson KC acted for the defence in a case involving the death of a 3-month-old baby; the defendant was acquitted of murder but was convicted of and received a 9-year sentence for manslaughter. At the junior end, Victoria Smith-Swain has established strength in handling defence work, and Andrew Petterson ‘s recent caseload involves high-value fraud and serious sexual offences.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Tehrani KCExchange ChambersA silk with the ability to deploy evidence in a logical but tactically astute manner. He has great presentational skills and is accomplished in dealing with vulnerable witnesses in a calm and compassionate way.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Haslam KC - Exchange Chambers 'Andrew makes it his business to master the detail of every case, and no nuance passes him by. Juries quickly learn to trust him, following every word.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Petterson - Exchange Chambers 'A very reliable barrister. He creates a good impression with clients and is quick to identify the issues in a case. He is a very safe pair of hands.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Victoria Smith-Swain  - Exchange Chambers 'She is erudite and extremely hard working. She recognises difficult points that most would miss, and has the tenacity to pursue them.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Eddison Flint  - Exchange Chambers 'Eddison is extremely enthusiastic. He is always very well prepared.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

Good depth of junior counsel.’

Clerking

The clerks are personable and are able to quickly provide you with resolutions to any listing issues or if you require counsel urgently.’

North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury Tier 3

At Exchange Chambers, the team of ‘very astute counsel‘ is regularly instructed for defendants and claimants across a broad spectrum of complex personal injury cases. Pankaj Madan has a wealth of experience in subtle and catastrophic brain injury claims, and the ‘personable and persuasivePaul Kirtley is sought after for his solid track record advising on cases including serious road traffic accidents, fatal accidents and spinal injuries. Simon Ross is ‘approachable‘, ‘very good with clients‘ and ‘has a great eye for detail‘.

Leading Juniors

Simon Ross - Exchange ChambersSimon is always very focused on the key issues in a case. He is always very well prepared, and he presents complex facts and evidence to the client and court in easy, digestible formats.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Pankaj MadanExchange ChambersHis vast experience in complex or unusual injury claims, easy manner with the insurer clients and forensic approach when in conference with experts marks him out. Pankaj is tremendously knowledgeable when it comes to complex brain injury cases, and he is incredibly thorough and pragmatic.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Kirtley - Exchange Chambers 'He communicates well and develops an excellent rapport with the client, putting them at ease. Very enthusiastic and engaging.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

Good quality counsel.’

A solid set with an excellent reputation.’

Good set with strength in depth.’

Clerking

All the clerks are friendly, efficient and responsive.’

The clerks have a very positive ‘can do’ approach; nothing is too much trouble and there is always an effective solution.’

Very prompt and always helpful.’

Northern Circuit > Family and children law Tier 3

Exchange Chambers ‘is a well respected set of chambers with a particular expertise in representing parents and children within the range of private and public law proceedings.’ Judith Fordham  is the head of the financial remedy group team and specialises in matrimonial finance, whilst Julie Forsyth  leads the children’s family team. Forsyth has expertise in representing parents, relatives and intervenors facing allegations of physical and sexual abuse. Sheren Guirguis was appointed as a District Judge in November 2021.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Kathryn Hughes  – Exchange Chambers ‘Kathryn is an excellent advocate and an extremely personable and child-focused practitioner. She has an ability to cut through the issues in the case very quickly and identify the core difficulty or area requiring resolution. She is always pragmatic and focused, and her approach is always centred on the needs of the child.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Julie Forsyth  – Exchange Chambers ‘Julie is committed, professional, straight talking and tenacious. She will always go the extra mile and she has real empathy and understanding with her clients. The feedback from clients is always positive and she will not shy away from a fight. However, it is her kindness to clients and her ability to get to the nub of matters and help, even when the outcome is not going to be favourable, that sets her apart from other barristers. She has a big heart and a way of dealing with people that makes her very special.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Judith FordhamExchange ChambersJudith is very experienced and uses that experience to tactical advantage in a case . She is highly reassuring to clients and instils confidence in her approach. She presents well and concisely to the judiciary, which is an advantage when court time is scarce. She has excellent knowledge of businesses and accounts and is also great with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange Chambers are excellent – if the preferred barrister is not available, they do their best to get someone with the right qualities to deal with a particular matter, ensuring that the clients needs are always met. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are a very professional and helpful chambers.’

‘Exchange Chambers is a well respected set of chambers with a particular expertise in representing parents and children within the range of private and public law proceedings.’

‘Excellent team of public law barristers at this set.’

‘Top class legal advice and representation from this well established set of experienced barristers. Excellence is the key word here on all levels.’

‘Exchange have a strong family set with a good spread of knowledge and experience.’

Clerking

‘Mark Shannon could not do enough to accommodate clients. He is flexible and easy to contact, even out of hours. Excellent service provider.’

North Eastern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety)

Leading Silks

Nicholas Johnson KC - Exchange Chambers 'A silk with an enviable tactical brain.'
Ranked: Tier 1

North Eastern Circuit > Company and insolvency

2022 Silks

Lisa Linklater KC - Exchange Chambers 'Lisa is very responsive and incredibly academic - she researches her cases inside out. She gives clear, concise advice.'

Leading Juniors

Steven Fennell - Exchange Chambers 'He is clear on all the details and has an excellent grasp of the technical aspects of the matter at hand. A polished performer in court.'
Ranked: Tier 1

North Eastern Circuit > Clinical negligence

Leading Juniors

Paul Kirtley - Exchange ChambersA smooth operator and a shrewd negotiator with an open and straightforward client-friendly manner.'
Ranked: Tier 1

North Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Alfred Weiss - Exchange ChambersHis advocacy is very compelling. He carefully analyses a situation and communicates in a clear and concise manner.'
Ranked: Tier 2

North Eastern Circuit > Employment

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Kirtley - Exchange ChambersPaul is a brilliant strategist when it comes to litigation. He inspires confidence in clients, who value the knowledge and experience he brings to the table.'
Ranked: Tier 2

North Eastern Circuit > Professional disciplinary law

North Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

Leading Juniors

William Hanbury - Exchange Chambers 'A polished and impressive advocate. He is strong on his feet in court and very good on the technical aspects of the law.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Northern Circuit > Employment

Leading Silks

Simon Gorton KCExchange Chambers ‘Simon is extremely good with clients. He is able to mix giving technical advice with being practical. He is extremely technically able and a ferocious cross-examiner. He is incredibly astute and tactically and is second to none.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Northern Circuit > Costs

Northern Circuit > Intellectual property

Northern Circuit > Planning and environment

Leading Juniors

Peter Dixon – Exchange Chambers ‘Peter is quick to respond, thorough, picks up on all the relevant points and angles and is empathetic to the client's position.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Commercial litigation Tier 1

Exchange Chambers is praised for having ‘exceptional barristers of all levels of experience’ who work on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including corporate and personal insolvency work, shareholder, company and partnership disputes, and commercial fraud. Giles Maynard-Connor KC‘s practice has a strong focus on corporate fraud whilst Lawrence McDonald  acts for companies, individuals, office holders and public bodies. Stephen Connolly specialises in shareholder and partnership disputes and Carly Sandbach  is highly adept at in commercial litigation cases, representing banks, multi-national companies, small businesses, professional services firms and private individuals.

2021 Silks

Giles Maynard-Connor KC – Exchange ChambersGiles is a heavyweight in the market. He is a clever, astute and user-friendly commercial counsel. A team player, he is a ferocious advocate with a winning mentality.'

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Carly Sandbach – Exchange Chambers ‘Carly is one of the best at the Manchester Bar- first class paperwork, pragmatic, hands on and commercial.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Connolly – Exchange ChambersStephen quickly gets to the nub of issues and is able to focus on the points that really matter. He gives clear views and delivers his messages to the client in a very user-friendly way. He also thinks outside the box and is prepared to consider all potential options at any stage.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew VinsonExchange ChambersAndrew always offers sensible, pragmatic advice to achieve the best results for the client. He is commercially minded and conscious of the costs consequences of the available courses of action. Although he always advises upon the pros and cons of seeking a settlement, he is not afraid to advise clients to proceed to trial when this is in their best interests.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Longstaff  - Exchange Chambers 'Tom is calm and thinks quickly on his feet. He is excellent in conference with clients and is able to put them at ease. His advice is clear, concise and always with an understanding of the commercial impact of the advice, rather than solely the legal aspects.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Lawrence McDonald – Exchange ChambersLawrence is very good with clients and supports his solicitor. He knows what solicitors and clients want of him, and is great on his feet, personable and very likeable. He is good at getting his head around the larger issues.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Tetlow – Exchange ChambersRichard is commercial in his approach, delivers clear advice and builds a good rapport with clients, which in turn provides them with confidence.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Guy Vickers – Exchange Chambers 'Guy's work rate and commitment to the client are beyond any reasonable expectation. Paperwork and advice are always first-rate. He is a tenacious and fearless advocate and consistently delivers in line with or beyond expectation. He is personable, approachable, eminently flexible and accommodating, especially during the recent pandemic. He has great attention to the commercial objective and specifically a capacity to focus on delivering the best outcome, even if that is to avoid litigation.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange Chambers offers considerable strength in depth in commercial, chancery and general litigation matters. They have a broad range exceptional barristers of all levels of experience available to advise as and when required.’

‘One of the leading chambers in this area, if not the pre-eminent one outside of London – a very good roster of barristers.’

‘Exchange chambers is a go-to set in Manchester.’

‘Exchange are comfortably the best set outside of London.’

‘Exchange are a strong Manchester Chambers with a wide selection of counsel on offer across all levels. 

Clerking

The clerks are generally responsive. The are very good and responsive – Joe Mawson is always very helpful and quick to assist.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Company and insolvency Tier 1

Exchange Chambers is a ‘go-to set in the north for insolvency matters’, offering broad-ranging expertise across shareholder and partnership disputes, directors’ disqualification proceedings, breaches of fiduciary duties, derivative claims, unfair prejudice petitions and corporate insolvency. Giles Maynard-Connor KC‘s insolvency practice focuses on both corporate and personal contentious work, and he handles work in the Cayman Islands and Gibraltar. Carly Sandbach is also recommended with a strong insolvency practice; she is highly adept at handling directors’ disqualification proceedings and public interest winding up petitions. Richard Tetlow and Ian Tucker are also key members of the set.

2021 Silks

Leading Juniors

Ian Tucker – Exchange ChambersIan combines excellent technical knowledge with a level of commercial awareness that is rare in counsel. He is approachable, easy to work with and always willing to go the extra mile. He is a calm and persuasive advocate - his style is always well received by Judges at all levels.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Giles Maynard-Connor KC –Exchange Chambers ‘Excellent advocate with a great ability to get to the essential aspects of any case. Very good with clients, very commercial and extremely thorough in preparation.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Carly Sandbach – Exchange Chambers 'Carly is very good at cutting through the issues and assimilating information very quickly. She is unafraid to be direct with clients where necessary, particularly where it is for their own good.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Tetlow – Exchange ChambersRichard is very thorough with excellent attention to detail. He is great with clients, calm and unflappable on his feet.'
Ranked: Tier 2
George Rowell  - Exchange Chambers 'George is very bright, user friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable in the areas of insolvency law and tax avoidance schemes. He is responsive, measured, client friendly and personable.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Anja Lansbergen-Mills  – Exchange Chambers ‘Impressive approach, thinks outside the box and really considers client requirements and aims. Really easy to work with and presents well before clients.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange are a go-to set in the north for insolvency matters. They are very responsive and take a commercial approach.’

‘Great for insolvency work with a wide range of abilities and experience levels.’

‘Exchange is the best insolvency set in Manchester – high quality barristers with strength in depth at all levels.’

‘Good service from Exchange Chambers; they are a go-to set. They have a range of strong commercial practitioners, and someone is always available to pick up urgent work.’

‘Very good across the piece; the juniors are very capable with a strong senior tier.’

Clerking

‘Nicole Haigh is very responsive and pricing is very reasonable.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Key areas of work for the ‘highly regarded‘ members of Exchange Chambers include murder, financial crime, sexual abuse and drug offences, and the set is praised as ‘one of the leading sets in the North of England‘. John Jones KC has an established criminal practice, and recently acted for the defendant a manslaughter case concerning a victim choking on a bone after being fed whilst asleep. The set also houses Ben Myers KC, who handles murder and money laundering cases, as well as drug trafficking and organised crime matters. Richard Littler KC is another name of note and has expertise in cases regarding terrorism, fraud and organised crime. David Temkin KC has a thriving criminal law practice and recently acted for the defendant in a case regarding the murder of a retired Liverpool Crown Prosecution Service lawyer. Charlotte Kenny  handles serious cases of fraud and sexual offences, and also recently successfully defended a man who was acquitted of attempted murder. Richard Brigden  joined the team from Garden Court North Chambers in January 2022.

Leading Silks

John Jones KCExchange Chambers 'John has a stylish, smooth and unflappable demeanour in Court. His advocacy is precise, comprehensive and cogent. As a result of his thorough knowledge of the law and preparation of his cases, John is trusted by the Court and is, as a result, a very persuasive advocate. He is very agile in cross examination and reacting to the unexpected events that occur in a criminal trial. John has a great eye for detail in paper heavy cases.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Benjamin Myers KCExchange Chambers ‘Ben is a premier league silk who has prosecuted and defended many of the gravest criminal cases to come before the English courts. He has an exceptional eye for detail and pursues his client’s case with vigour and integrity. He has an outstanding ability to explain complex legal and factual matters with seemingly effortless simplicity to judges and juries alike.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

2021 Silks

Mark Rhind KC – Exchange Chambers 'Mark is a real fighter. He has made a seamless transition from an excellent senior barrister to an accomplished KC. He is equally at home with murders and other serious crime, and also serious fraud. He has achieved some unbelievable results; he really does prepare well and is patient and empathetic with clients, whilst retaining a highly professional approach. He is rated extremely highly and instructing solicitors do not hesitate to instruct him in any case, however serious or complex.'
David Temkin KC – Exchange ChambersDavid is an exceptional advocate who gets to grips with the granular detail very quickly. His ability to rapidly identify the strengths and weaknesses of a case is second to none. David is not an aggressive advocate, his manner is calm, cool and collected. David can gently lead a jury to exactly where they need to be, in order to get the result he has been instructed to achieve.'

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew JebbExchange Chambers ‘Andrew is a very experienced, highly regarded advocate. He has an ability to build a good relationship with the client from the outset and put them at ease ensuring that they then listen to his advice. He meticulously prepares his cases and can get to the very crux of the issues and formulate an approach early on in a case, ultimately resulting in the best outcome possible for the client.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian WhitehurstExchange Chambers 'Ian is affable, hard-working, intellectually-forceful and an effective advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Damian NolanExchange ChambersDamian is a highly sought after barrister who works tirelessly for clients. A particular strength is an ability to put clients at ease and provide advice in an easy to comprehend manner. An exceptional jury advocate who commands the courtroom and has the respect of the judiciary.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Charlotte KennyExchange Chambers ‘Charlotte is a rigorous, commanding and engaging advocate, known for her meticulous trial preparation and forensic cross examination, she gets results. She has exceptional client care skills and puts people at ease. Clients really trust her to represent them.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Oliver Jarvis – Exchange Chambers 'Oliver is punctual, prompt, has great client care and is thorough and very positive.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicola DaleyExchange ChambersNicola is a formidable presence in the courtroom. She is a very gifted lawyer known for her ability to digest complex cases, identifying the key issues and explaining them in a straightforward manner to clients. Her preparation in all cases is meticulous. She has excellent client care skills, is vey approachable and puts people at ease.'
Ranked: Tier 2
David Toal – Exchange Chambers ‘David is hard working and thorough, has excellent client care and is approachable and proactive in case preparation.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Brigden  – Exchange Chambers 'Richard is an excellent tactician. He prepares all cases thoroughly and is quick to recognise issues arising in a case. He is of course eminent in the sphere of protest work - he knows protest work like the back of his hand and speaks with such authority on the subject that everyone in Court hangs on his every word. He is also excellent in court - he excels at witness handling, especially cross examination. Everyone Richard represents is in exceedingly safe hands.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
John Wyn WilliamsExchange Chambers 'John is a master of strategy pre and during a trial. He is able to build up and maintain a rapport with clients during the legal process and is a powerful advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Charlotte Rimmer – Exchange Chambers ‘Charlotte is incredibly thorough and always completely prepared, down to the last detail of a case. She is unflappable as an advocate and reassuring in conference. Clients have confidence in her, because she is so obviously well prepared. She has had some excellent results in really very difficult cases.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Gareth Roberts  – Exchange Chambers 'Gareth has a keen intellect and sound judgement. He remains calm with an eye on the bigger picture, even when under pressure. He is fantastic with clients, genuinely cares and fights for them tirelessly.'
Ranked: Tier 3
David Birrell  – Exchange Chambers 'David's  attention to detail is extraordinary. The patience and understanding shown with sometimes difficult individuals makes him stand out from others. Nothing is ever too much trouble.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set 

‘Excellent set of Chambers with the most highly regarded Barristers in the city. The relationship they build with instructing solicitors is invaluable . The training programme offered throughout the year is very helpful. The newsletters are a great source of information as to recent developments in the case law.’

‘Exchange Chambers is one of the leading sets in the North of England. They do have significant strength in depth and are a chambers that provide training and seminars.’

‘Exchange Chambers is an excellent chambers for crime with quality in depth.’

‘Exchange are one of the leading sets in Manchester with a huge range of experienced Counsel.’

‘The set are very strong, particularly at the top end. They have a number of individuals that stand out due to their ability.’

Clerking

The clerks are responsive and friendly. Andy Leech is a stand out clerk with many years experience who offers a top quality service.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > IT, telecoms and data protection Tier 1

The members of Exchange Chambers are highly adept in advising private individuals and companies on GDPR matters and claims regarding the Freedom of Information Act, as well as group actions involving data breaches. Louis Browne KC handles significant data breach claims for individuals and companies where third parties have breached personal and sensitive data, and he has previously advised the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Of recent note is Browne’s instruction on a group claim against Ticketmaster following a significant data breach in June 2018.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury Tier 1

Exchange Chambers is ‘very highly regarded in claimant personal injury work’ . The set's members undertake a wide variety of cases, including fatal accidents, industrial disease, server brain injuries and catastrophic spinal cord injuries. William Waldron KC is deputy head of chambers and he, Gerard Martin KC and Louis Browne KC are all highly experienced in handling catastrophic brain and spine injury claims. Laura Gooding and Christopher Barnes KC have particular expertise in military claims, as does David Knifton KC who acts regularly for claimants in catastrophic injury claims. The set also houses Catherine Knowles, who primarily represents defendants in high-value multi-track claims.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
David Knifton KCExchange Chambers ‘David’s grasp of the primary material and evidence is beyond impressive. He is able to drill down into the granular detail of every important point, because he has absorbed and analysed the relevant medical records, witness evidence and expert reports. He is able to use that attention to detail to steer conferences with experts and clients through the important areas with efficiency and skill. His lay clients trust and respect him. They feel reassured by his ability to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of their case and he is able to talk them through the litigation (including complex points and difficult concepts) in a way which they are able to easily understand and engage with. David has secured some excellent results for his clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Gerard Martin KCExchange Chambers ‘Gerard is a true leader in his field. He has an exceptional eye for detail and is a fearsome but charming advocate. His bed side manner with clients and their families is second to none. He always deals with matters in a dignified and honourable way, achieving exceptional results. A go-to silk.'
Ranked: Tier 1
William Waldron KCExchange ChambersWilliam has good attention to details, a very good manner with clients, is very responsive, is calm and precise, and robust with opponents when needed. He is second to none as a KC.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2

2022 Silks

Christopher Barnes KCExchange ChambersChristopher is extremely knowledgeable in relation to military and catastrophic claims generally. He is very calm under pressure and is decisive, which is reassuring to mutual clients as well as the instructing solicitor.'

Leading Juniors

Laura GoodingExchange ChambersLaura is a very measured and persuasive advocate. She relates well to clients and can really wring the best out of any case. She has a niche and unusual specialty in claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris GutteridgeExchange ChambersChris is calm, collected, has a good grasp of the law and is always available. He is friendly and a delight to work with. He combines common sense with huge ability and his understated manner belies an outstanding determination to achieve the best outcome for those he represents.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
David Sandiford – Exchange ChambersDavid is always thoroughly prepared and gets to the detail of each case. His calm and measured approach helps to achieve some excellent results and makes him extremely popular with clients. He is an excellent advocate, approachable and responsive.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Ward – Exchange ChambersAndrew is a very measured and persuasive advocate at court. He is never flustered, he is scrupulously polite and he is devastatingly effective. He knows his specialist area of the law backwards, he rarely pursues bad points and he is a very sensible opponent.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew StockwellExchange Chambers ‘Matthew is thorough and gets to grips with the issues in a case. He plans the progression of cases well, knows the relevant law and addresses both liability and quantum in a practical and informative manner. He has good client skills, demonstrates empathy and puts them at ease. His advocacy is also good and he is helpful and approachable.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Stuart McCracken  – Exchange Chambers ‘Stuart is extremely well-prepared for his trials. He is impressive tactically, tenacious in his submissions and takes good points, and his cross-examination is incisive and effective. Alongside all of that, he is a pleasure to be against. He fights hard for his client while also being a very pleasant opponent.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Catherine Knowles – Exchange ChambersCatherine is very experienced and well versed in military claims. She is incredibly thorough in her work and advice. In addition, she is very approachable and a very good advocate. One of the best barristers operating in the field.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Sara Sutherland – Exchange ChambersSara is very efficient and uses technology well. She is always available to discuss cases and tactics and has great empathy when dealing with sensitive issues.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Alice Dobbie  – Exchange Chambers  ‘Alice is consistently brilliant. She is gifted at cutting straight to the issues and has excellent instincts. Her pleadings are second to none and opinions are detailed, thorough and beautifully explained. Alice also has enviable patience and an eye for detail, and has a great ability to trawl through large volumes of medical records with ease and an unwaveringly keen eye. On her feet, Alice is efficient and effective, so more straight to the point and engaging than superfluous in style.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘They have a strong defendant PI team with an excellent programme of blogs and training sessions aimed at defendant practitioners.’

‘Exchange Chambers are a first-stop chambers of choice. They have a broad range of counsel with varying expertise. The training they deliver is excellent, so too are their newsletter and case updates.’

‘Exchange Chambers is very professional. They have a good depth of suitably qualified and professional counsel available to attend hearings.’

‘Chambers is very highly regarded in claimant personal injury work. They have a large number of specialists who are all excellent. A very strong set of juniors in particular. They host a number of events for professional development which are always excellent. They are a go-to set.’

‘Very good set with some exceptionally talented barristers. Always approachable and willing to assist.’

Clerking

‘Rachel Williams is always able to deal with matters in an efficient and professional manner.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Professional disciplinary law Tier 1

The members at Exchange Chambers have broad ranging expertise in professional disciplinary actions, representing medical and healthcare professionals and members of the police force.  Richard Littler KC is active in defending Police Federation members in misconduct tribunals and before the Police Appeals Tribunals. Nicholas Walker is also notable in acting for police officers. Jason MacAdam is also a key member.

Leading Juniors

Nicholas WalkerExchange ChambersNicholas is well-prepared and takes a sensible approach to his cases. He does not argue every single point regardless of the merits, but instead focuses on the key and important ones, arguing them well. He is easy to work with, even as an opponent in a tricky case.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Chambers are very easy to deal with. Facilities are well appointed and the staff on the front desk very helpful.’    

Clerking

‘The clerks that I deal with are always prepared to go the extra mile when I need urgent assistance.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights) Tier 2

Exchange Chambers’ members have substantial expertise in handling judicial review claims before the Administrative Court, acting for both claimants and defendants. Its clients include government departments, local authorities, regulated bodies, private care providers, and private litigants. Police disciplinary work is also an area of focus for the set. Public law and judicial review expert Louis Browne KC acted for Liverpool City Council in the first case to consider the scope of statutory provisions concerning the grant of indemnity for serving members of Council. Brynmor Adams acts exclusively for public authorities, which is demonstrated in his involvement in R (on the application of the Governing Body of X) v Ofsted, a case concerning  a local authority controlled school applying for a High Court injunction to restrain publication of a critical inspection report. David Sandiford is also a key name in defending police officers in civil claims.

Leading Juniors

Brynmor Adams – Exchange Chambers 'Brynmor is highly knowledgeable with great communication skills. He is patient, thorough and impressive at trial.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Clerking

‘Dave Haley and Tom Gornall are excellent Clerks and have always provided a very good service.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 2

The financial fraud and crime team at Exchange Chambers represent clients in a wide range of cases, including bribery and corporate, investment, tax and insurance fraud, as well as cartel activity. John Jones KC has a strong practice in money laundering, corporate fraud and insider dealing. Ian Whitehurst  has a focus on health and safety, environmental, information and revenue law, as is displayed in his prosecuting of a construction company that failed to undertake safety measures to protect an exterior wall to their construction site, which subsequently collapsed, crushing a small child on the way to school (HSE v Gurmfitt Properties). 

Leading Silks

John Jones KCExchange Chambers ‘His preparation in cases is meticulous, his client care is impeccable and his advocacy is always forceful and formidable. The go-to KC.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 2
Ian WhitehurstExchange ChambersIan is tactically astute and his advice, advocacy and written work are excellent. He has a very co-operative style of working with solicitors which is reassuring to both the solicitor and the client in terms of knowing that matters are always clear and dealt with. There is never a concern that he will miss something – he misses nothing.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange Chambers is a great set with a wealth of experienced barristers specialising in different areas.’

‘Exchange Chambers is a superb set. It provides a full-strength service across three major Northern cities. It is able to offer strength in depth across a wide spectrum of practice areas.’

‘Exchange Chambers’ size means it can always offer Counsel who are recognised as leaders in their respective fields. It regularly holds accredited seminars throughout a year across each of its practice areas.’

‘Exchange Chambers is an excellent set.’

‘The set is very strong and any returns are dealt with properly by experienced counsel. There is a breadth of expertise in the set, with some very big-hitters in most areas of the law.’

Clerking

‘Chambers has a very experienced, settled and skilled Criminal clerking team. The Clerks are well resourced, proactive and effective.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax Tier 2

Members at Exchange Chambers thrive in Chancery, probate and tax law matters. Scott Redpath and George Rowell both have expertise in tax law mandates, and John Waiting is noted for his work in property, company law, wills and probate. Andrew Williams has a property-based Chancery practice and Andrew Vinson has expertise in company, insolvency, property and contractual matters.

Leading Juniors

George Rowell – Exchange ChambersGeorge has technical expertise and is also able to empathise with clients, which is a valuable skill in this arena.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew VinsonExchange ChambersAndrew always offers sensible, pragmatic advice to achieve the best results for the Client. He is commercially minded and conscious of the costs consequences of the available courses of action. Although he always advises upon the pros and cons of seeking a settlement, he is not afraid to advise Clients to proceed to trial when this is in their best interests.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Scott RedpathExchange Chambers ‘ Scott is very approachable and easy to work with. His advice on complicated subjects is clear and easily understood.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew WilliamsExchange ChambersExceptionally bright, Andrew has a knack for taking what can be mundane, dry, and complex legal points, and explaining them in a way to Clients, lawyers and judges that provides clarity.'
Ranked: Tier 2
John Waiting – Exchange ChambersJohn is supportive, responsive and has an in-depth legal knowledge which enables him to be able to assist on all matters. He will not give up even if it is an uphill struggle. He always ensures that he gives 110% and really puts himself out to ensure that he meets the client service and is very user friendly.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange Chambers offers considerable strength in depth in commercial, chancery and general litigation matters. They have a broad range of exceptional barristers of all levels of experience available to advise as and when required.’

‘Wide range of skills and expertise across chancery work. A ‘go to’ Chambers for many disputes.’

‘This exceptional set has a number of silks and there are a number of very capable juniors to take up the case on the client’s behalf.’

‘The training hosted by Exchange Chambers is good.’

‘It is appreciated that they aim to provide London quality in the north.’

Clerking

‘Joe Mawson develops excellent relationships with instructing solicitors with his helpful and responsive approach.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 2

Exchange Chambers has been praised as a ‘superb set‘ and its members represent a wide range of individuals and groups, including trade unions, clinical practitioners, government bodies, and members of the police force and emergency services. Key areas of expertise for the department include inquests and inquiries relating to deaths in police and prison custody as well as in psychiatric institutions, and fatal accidents at work. Louis Browne KC has substantial experience acting for families and public sector clients and is involved in both the Grenfell and Manchester Arena Inquiries. The set is also home to David Sandiford , who receives frequent instructions from the Government Legal Department.

Leading Silks

Louis Browne KCExchange ChambersHighly intelligent, with the ability to digest and make sense of complex papers quickly. A good advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘A superb set covering the entire spectrum of law. Their training sessions have also touched on the subjects which are relevant and topical, provided by the experts in the field and have been to an excellent standard.’

‘Exchange is a very set strong.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are friendly, energetic and motivated by the Senior Clerks, particularly Nick Buckley, who gets the job done.’

‘The clerks are excellent and responsive.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Professional negligence Tier 2

The ‘fantastic’ Exchange Chambers is praised as ‘a strong set and one of the go-to sets in Manchester.’ Professional negligence specialist George Rowell has a strong background in tax law, and he mostly acts in claims against accountants and tax advisors, in addition to disputes involving solicitors, IFAs and surveyors. James Malam has significant expertise acting across a range of disputes for both claimants and defendants, including claims against those in the legal and financial services, as well as in niche professions such as agronomists.

Leading Juniors

George Rowell – Exchange ChambersGeorge is very bright and knows how to work with his instructing solicitors. He has a tax specialism which is very useful in certain types of claim, such as professional negligence. He is confident for a junior and doesn't sit on the fence.'
Ranked: Tier 1
James Malam – Exchange Chambers ‘James is extremely diligent with personable manner, is good to work with and is a formidable advocate. He is not afraid of hard work and regularly hits time deadline. He's definitely a safe pair of hands.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange is a strong set and one of the go-to sets in Manchester.’

‘A fantastic set with a range of services, counsel are of exceptional quality and great to work with.’ 

‘Counsel have always done a good job. Exchange Chambers’ periodic construction seminars are good.’

‘Exchange is now viewed as one of the premier sets in Manchester with a great range of expertise and experience. A force to be reckoned with.’

Clerking

‘They are efficient and pleasant to deal with.’

‘Nick Buckley is outstanding.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Property and construction Tier 2

The members of Exchange Chambers have broad ranging expertise across planning and highways cases, disputes concerning conveyancing and registered land, residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters, and boundaries, easements and rights of way mandates, both public and private. Andrew Williams‘ practice is entirely dedicated to real estate litigation and Lawrence McDonald acts for companies, individuals, and public bodies. Simon Whitfield  has vast experience in construction matters. Brynmor Adams  has a strong focus on tenant and landlord litigation. In July 2022 Paul Burns was appointed to the circuit bench.

Leading Juniors

David Fearon – Exchange Chambers 'David is very approachable and takes an informal, hands on approach. He is practical and good technically. It is a pleasure to work with him.'
Ranked: Tier 1
James Malam – Exchange Chambers  'James is very thorough with an eye for detail. He has an in-depth understanding of construction and a keen eye for practical solutions. He is confident, clear and persuasive on his feet.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Lawrence McDonald – Exchange Chambers ‘Lawrence is a tremendously affable character and enjoyable to work with. He is commercial in his outlook and very knowledgeable on the law.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew WilliamsExchange ChambersAndrew is very knowledgeable, experienced, analytical, thorough, approachable, and very strong and robust in defending his clients' interests. Not only is he gifted from a legal, academic and procedural point of view, but also his advice and approach generally are very practical and tailored to achieving the best outcome for his clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Brynmor AdamsExchange Chambers ‘Brynmor impresses technically in relation to complex landlord and tenant litigation. He delivers reasoned, commercially focussed advice and manages client expectations from the outset.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Whitfield – Exchange Chambers ‘Simon is very approachable and available in order to discuss aspects arising from instructions. He has a particular strength in having previously qualified and had considerable experience as a solicitor and partner in a significant regional firm of solicitors. Therefore, he has an understanding of the detailed pressures and sensibilities involved in the client relationship on both sides of the profession.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange Chambers offers considerable strength in depth and they have a broad range exceptional barristers of all levels of experience available to advise as and when required.’

‘All aspects of the service as a whole from this set are excellent. They have strength-in-depth, good availability, and host regular training programmes and conferences.’

‘Exchange has a range of counsel available, specialising in property disputes, of varying expertise.’

‘Excellent chambers with some very impressive Counsel. Good training programmes too.’

‘Excellent Chambers from Pupils to Silks; they are not only extremely bright, but they are also nice people!’

Clerking

‘Very responsive and helpful clerks who go the extra mile to assist a solicitor – Joe Mawson is brilliant.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Social housing Tier 2

The members at Exchange Chambers have broad ranging social housing expertise. Brynmor Adams is a name of note, with a strong focus on acting for local authorities in housing fraud cases, including claims involving subletting and false succession. In July 2022 Paul Burns was appointed to the circuit bench.

Leading Juniors

Brynmor Adams – Exchange ChambersBrynmor has an analytical and logical mind. He is able to cut through complex issues and communicate in an efficient and understandable manner. He is a delight to instruct and work with on any case.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘The set provides excellent training sessions and webinars that cover a wide range of relevant topics. Chambers is fortunate to have many barristers who are masters of their craft.’

‘Very good set of Chambers for Housing Management work, nearly always have someone suitable available and they offer regular free training.’

‘Attended an online training session which was useful.’

‘I have always found Exchange Chambers extremely efficient and never had an issue with availability of counsel.’

Clerking

‘Sarah Rotheram and Neil Wright are both diligent and extremely helpful.’

‘All the clerks are very good and very responsive to communications.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Family and children law Tier 3

Exchange Chambers ‘is a well respected set of chambers with a particular expertise in representing parents and children within the range of private and public law proceedings.’ Judith Fordham  is the head of the financial remedy group team and specialises in matrimonial finance, whilst Julie Forsyth  leads the children’s family team. Forsyth has expertise in representing parents, relatives and intervenors facing allegations of physical and sexual abuse. Sheren Guirguis was appointed as a District Judge in November 2021.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Kathryn Hughes  – Exchange Chambers ‘Kathryn is an excellent advocate and an extremely personable and child-focused practitioner. She has an ability to cut through the issues in the case very quickly and identify the core difficulty or area requiring resolution. She is always pragmatic and focused, and her approach is always centred on the needs of the child.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Julie Forsyth  – Exchange Chambers ‘Julie is committed, professional, straight talking and tenacious. She will always go the extra mile and she has real empathy and understanding with her clients. The feedback from clients is always positive and she will not shy away from a fight. However, it is her kindness to clients and her ability to get to the nub of matters and help, even when the outcome is not going to be favourable, that sets her apart from other barristers. She has a big heart and a way of dealing with people that makes her very special.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Judith FordhamExchange ChambersJudith is very experienced and uses that experience to tactical advantage in a case . She is highly reassuring to clients and instils confidence in her approach. She presents well and concisely to the judiciary, which is an advantage when court time is scarce. She has excellent knowledge of businesses and accounts and is also great with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Exchange Chambers are excellent – if the preferred barrister is not available, they do their best to get someone with the right qualities to deal with a particular matter, ensuring that the clients needs are always met. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are a very professional and helpful chambers.’

‘Exchange Chambers is a well respected set of chambers with a particular expertise in representing parents and children within the range of private and public law proceedings.’

‘Excellent team of public law barristers at this set.’

‘Top class legal advice and representation from this well established set of experienced barristers. Excellence is the key word here on all levels.’

‘Exchange have a strong family set with a good spread of knowledge and experience.’

Clerking

‘Mark Shannon could not do enough to accommodate clients. He is flexible and easy to contact, even out of hours. Excellent service provider.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Costs

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Employment

Leading Silks

Simon Gorton KCExchange Chambers ‘Simon is extremely good with clients. He is able to mix giving technical advice with being practical. He is extremely technically able and a ferocious cross-examiner. He is incredibly astute and tactically and is second to none.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Intellectual property

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Planning and environment

Leading Juniors

Peter Dixon – Exchange Chambers ‘Peter is quick to respond, thorough, picks up on all the relevant points and angles and is empathetic to the client's position.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Clinical negligence

Exchange Chambers has a thriving clinical negligence department. Gerard Martin KCMatthew Stockwell and Chris Gutteridge all specialise in brain and spinal injury cases, as well as claims for amputees, whilst David Knifton KC‘s practice focuses on high value obstetric injuries, failures or delays in diagnosis and consent issues on behalf of claimants. Knifton KC and Gutteridge represented the claimant in a case after a woman with a back injury underwent surgery, during which her blood pressure was allowed to drop and she suffered a spinal stroke. Bill Braithwaite KC  and Kevin Naylor are also key names in this area, and Christopher Barnes KC was appointed Silk in the 2022 round.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
David Knifton KCExchange ChambersClients trust in him completely and he will fight tooth and nail to get the best result possible. He has a forensic, yet down-to-earth, relaxed approach; he meticulously analyses cases and explores all avenues to ensure excellent results are achieved. He has an abundance of experience with clinical negligence catastrophic injury claims. He works tirelessly and is always available to provide prompt, clear, effective advice. His attention to detail is second to none. A thorough silk with unrivalled determination and skill..’
Ranked: Tier 2
Gerard Martin KCExchange Chambers 'Gerard is very knowledgable in complex cases, particularly involving amputation and brain injury. He is always helpful and very good with clients, he has great knowledge in relation to rehabilitation in cases, and he deals with very complex, high value cases effectively and with great skill.'
Ranked: Tier 2

2022 Silks

Christopher Barnes KC – Exchange Chambers ‘Chris is an outstanding barrister and someone that instructing solicitors trust completely with the most serious clinical negligence cases. He has a great ability to simplify the most complex issue which is exactly what you want when dealing with clinical negligence claims. He is thorough, analytical and responsive. He is a strong advocate and an excellent and safe pair of hands in this particular area. He is the complete barrister.

Leading Juniors

Chris GutteridgeExchange Chambers A fabulous junior who quickly gets to the heart of a claim to bring matters to a speedy and effective resolution. A fantastic understanding of difficult claims, providing clear and effective advice with practical solutions. Very well received by claimants and lawyers and an absolute pleasure to work with. He is friendly, approachable and a good tactician. He is logical, extremely knowledgeable and an extremely capable junior well beyond his call.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew StockwellExchange ChambersMatthew has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law relating to clinical negligence claims. His input to drafting the opening and closing submissions at trial is invaluable. He is always ready and willing to provide expert witness recommendations based on first-hand experience.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Kevin NaylorExchange Chambers ‘Extremely good with clients. His medical knowledge is very helpful when dealing with complex clinical negligence cases. He deals with high-value cases and he is always willing to take the time to explain the case to the client in a clear and concise way.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Christian Taylor  – Exchange Chambers  ‘Christian advises on evidence with clarity and focus to tactically achieve the best outcome for claimants, without bamboozling clients. He is popular with colleagues, solicitors and clients, easy to work with, efficient, approachable, driven and hard working.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘One of the leading personal injury and clinical negligence sets, not only on the Northern Circuit, but nationally, with a fantastic team of silks and juniors.’

‘Exchange chambers are a well-established, leading chambers that rivals any other in the North West. They are a leading chambers for Claimant clinical negligence and personal injury and have extensive strength in depth with great Barristers, senior management and clerks. Exchange chambers is an excellent set of chambers with a very good clerking service.’

‘Exchange Chambers are an outstanding set of Chambers. They are always able to deliver a fantastic service. During lockdown, Chambers provided a superb virtual training programme for personal injury claims, as well as clinical negligence claims which proved to be hugely beneficial and invaluable.’

Exchange offer a strong team of clinical negligence barristers across all levels and often provides additional support to our firm by way of bespoke training. Both clerks and counsel are very accommodating and supportive.’

‘Exchange Chambers has strength in depth and number of counsel. They always have counsel available for hearings and interlocutory applications. I have attended a number of their training days which are always interesting and educational.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are fantastic at accommodating their clients, always going the extra mile. Rachel Williams is superb. Josh Finn is great. They are responsive, prompt, efficient and helpful. A real joy to communicate with. Will set up meetings at a moments notice and nothing is too much for them.’

Exchange Chambers is a multidisciplinary progressive northern powerhouse set, with offices in Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester.

The set: Exchange Chambers is an award-winning, full service set of barristers’ chambers in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds with a proven track record in all major areas of law. We are one of the largest and most well-resourced chambers in England and Wales. This allows us to provide strength in depth and an unparalleled level of service and cover.

With 194 members, including 21 silks, many of our barristers are recognised as leaders in their field. Consistently ranked as a leading national set, we develop strong relationships with our clients to ensure that we understand their requirements and deliver outstanding service. We aspire to excellence in everything we do, complementing technical legal knowledge with astute commercial advice.

At a time of unprecedented change in the legal services marketplace, Exchange Chambers’ progressive approach and multi-disciplinary expertise has been recognised through a number of high profile industry awards. Our barristers and clerks are approachable, easy to work with and make things happen.

Work undertaken
Alternative dispute resolution: Chambers covers all forms of ADR including arbitration, adjudication, dispute resolution boards, expert determination, early neutral evaluation and mediation across all practice areas.

Commercial: The set is widely acclaimed for its complete range of commercial services including insolvency, professional negligence, commercial fraud, property, shareholder, company and partnership disputes, banking, construction and planning. The set also has expertise in a number of niche areas including competition, intellectual property and tax.

Credit hire: Chambers is home to a specialist team of barristers with particular expertise in the complex and ever-evolving field of credit hire law. Counsel are accustomed to tackling all issues of hire as well as issues of illegality, fraud, and more challenging points of law and procedure.

Crime: Comprising 85 members, including 12 silks, the criminal team is one of the largest, most successful teams in the UK. 40 are Category 4 Prosecutors. The team provides representation at all stages of a case, including pre-charge, trial and appeal. We have extensive experience in fraud and financial crime, and cover niche areas such as cybercrime and data protection.

Employment: The team covers the full range of employment work. Its members are regularly instructed by large private sector employment and public sector organisations such as NHS trusts and local authorities.

Family:The team is highly experienced in all matters of family law, including both public and private children law and financial relief matters.

Inquests and inquiries: Chambers has a strong reputation in this area. Our barristers have been involved in some of the largest public inquiries in the UK. The team has a particular unrivalled depth of experience in relation to the healthcare sector. Three members of chambers sit as Assistant Deputy Coroners.

Local government and social housing: This specialist department is independently acclaimed as ‘first class’ and boasts an enviable record advising and representing local authorities and social housing providers across the country on the full range of issues faced by such organisations. Members of the department frequently advise and appear in high profile and test case litigation before local courts as well as the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The team works alongside other specialist departments within chambers where appropriate to ensure that they provide the very highest standards of service.

Personal injury and clinical negligence: The extensive team handles claimant / defendant personal injury, clinical negligence and industrial disease work. Members have an exceptional reputation handling high value cases involving catastrophic injuries. There are also a number of barristers who deal with niche matters such as military claims, claims for amputees and complex pain disorders.

Public law and judicial review: Exchange Chambers has a strong team spanning the full range of specialist areas within chambers including education, human rights, housing, local government, immigration, licensing, community care and mental health.

Regulatory: Chambers has dedicated teams providing specialist advice and representation across a range of regulatory fields including environmental regulation, health and safety, healthcare, professional discipline, police law and inquests.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Head of Chambers Bill Braithwaite KC
Chief Executive Jonathan I'Anson
Chambers Director (Liverpool) Neil Wright
Chambers Director (Manchester) Nick Buckley
Chambers Director (Leeds) Ian Spencer
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Jayne Acton photoMs Jayne ActonJayne’s practice includes private and public law instructions on behalf of local…
Brynmor Adams photoMr Brynmor AdamsBrynmor specialises in property and public law. He has particular expertise in…
Neil Baki photoMr Neil BakiConsistently ranked as a leading junior in the Legal 500 for fraud,…
Alaric Bassano photoMr Alaric BassanoAlaric is a specialist criminal barrister who acts for both the prosecution…
David Bentley photoMr David BentleyDavid Bentley is an experienced criminal practitioner, specialising in serious crime, fraud,…
Amie Boothman photoMs Amie BoothmanAmie was called to the Bar in 2019 and became a tenant…
Richard Brigden photoMr Richard BrigdenRichard is a criminal defence advocate with an excellent reputation, involved in…
Adam Chichester-Clark photoMr Adam Chichester-ClarkAdam is a Door Tenant at Exchange Chambers. Adam has a broad…
Jon Close photoMr Jon CloseJon regularly appears for both the prosecution and defence in serious criminal…
Stephen Connolly photoMr Stephen ConnollyStephen is an exceptional commercial barrister, specialising in complex, high value disputes.…
Christopher Cook photoMr Christopher CookChris has substantial experience in all manner of commercial and chancery work,…
Peter Dixon photoMr Peter DixonPractice encompasses town and country planning, infrastructure, highways, compulsory purchase, land and…
Nigel DH Edwards photoMr Nigel DH EdwardsNigel practises exclusively in personal injury. His practice covers a wide range…
Huw Edwards photoMr Huw EdwardsHuw has a busy criminal practice which includes large multi-handed conspiracy cases…
Anthony Elleray photoMr Anthony EllerayAnthony is a highly experienced commercial / chancery practitioner covering all manner…
Jonathan Elystan Rees photoMr Jonathan Elystan ReesJonathan has a heavyweight practice in white collar, complex and serious crime,…
Adrian Farrow photoMr Adrian FarrowAdrian Farrow’s practice encompasses the full range of criminal offences and his…
David Fearon photoMr David FearonBarrister specialising in the resolution of construction, engineering and process engineering disputes…
Lisa Feng photoMs Lisa FengLisa’s practice covers commercial and chancery litigation. Her commercial practice includes various…
Joel Finnan photoMr Joel FinnanJoel was called to the Bar in 2018, and became a tenant…
Richard Fisher photoMr Richard FisherRichard Fisher QC provides advice and advocacy for individual and corporate clients…
Chloe Fordham photoMs Chloe FordhamChloe is a criminal practitioner who acts for both the prosecution and…
Damian Garrido photoMr Damian GarridoDamian is recognised as a leading family law specialist. He provides sound,…
Caroline Gee photoMs Caroline GeeCaroline specialises in matrimonial finance and private law children disputes. Within financial…
Julian Goode photoMr Julian GoodeJulian deals with high level criminal cases on behalf of both the…
Laura Gooding photoMs Laura GoodingLaura specialises in all aspects of personal injury work, acting for both…
Patrick Harrington photoMr Patrick HarringtonPatrick is a Door Tenant at Exchange Chambers. Patrick Harrington QC was…
Duncan Hedar photoMr Duncan HedarDuncan joined Exchange from a Magic Circle law firm where he was…
Paul Hodgkinson photoMr Paul HodgkinsonPaul is known for his direct, robust and no-nonsense approach in both…
Wayne Jackson photoMr Wayne JacksonWayne is a criminal practitioner with a particularly strong fraud practice. He…
Alun James photoMr Alun JamesAlun advises on all direct taxes in a business context, as well…
Oliver Jarvis photoMr Oliver JarvisOliver is a specialist criminal defence barrister, regularly involved in serious and…
Paul Johnson photoMr Paul JohnsonPaul is one of the leading mediators in the UK. He is…
Amanda Johnson photoMs Amanda JohnsonAmanda is a specialist criminal practitioner, instructed to prosecute and defend all…
Sarah Johnston photoMs Sarah JohnstonSarah is a specialist criminal barrister, her practice encompassing all areas of…
Sian Jones photoMs Sian JonesSian practises exclusively in civil law, the vast majority of her work…
Mark Kellet photoMr Mark KelletPrior to joining Exchange Chambers, for five years Mark has been the…
Julian King photoMr Julian KingJulian specialises in regulatory and serious criminal cases. He spent 20 years…
Catherine Knowles photoMs Catherine KnowlesCatherine practises in all areas of employment and personal injury law. She…
Anja Lansbergen-Mills photoDr Anja Lansbergen-MillsBefore her year of call, Anja completed a PhD at the University…
Michael Lavery photoMr Michael LaveryMichael is an experienced criminal and regulatory practitioner, with over 20 years’…
Harriet Lavin photoMs Harriet LavinHarriet was called to the Bar in 2019. She became a tenant…
Richard Littler photoMr Richard LittlerRichard is an experienced criminal and regulatory barrister with over 20 years’…
Tom Longstaff photoMr Tom LongstaffTom has substantial experience of Commercial Litigation, and recently appeared for the successful…
Jonathan Lowe photoMr Jonathan LoweJonathan has substantial experience in a wide range of commercial litigation disputes,…
Jason MacAdam photoMr Jason MacAdamJason is an experienced criminal and regulatory barrister with over 25 years’…
Michael Maher photoMr Michael MaherMichael is an experienced criminal barrister with a wide-ranging practice covering both…
James Malam photoMr James MalamJames was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 2002, having…
Giles Maynard-Connor photoMr Giles Maynard-ConnorGiles is recognised as a robust, thorough advocate. He has a clear…
Stuart McCracken photoMr Stuart McCrackenStuart practises in personal injury law. He regularly acts in fast track…
Lawrence McDonald photoMr Lawrence McDonaldLawrence is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in property, professional negligence…
Stephen Meadowcroft photoMr Stephen MeadowcroftStephen has specialised in crime for over 30 years, prosecuting and defending…
David Mohyuddin photoMr David MohyuddinDavid is a highly experienced commercial litigator, his practice covering insolvency, company;…
Ben Myers photoMr Ben MyersBen specialises in all forms of serious crime, consistently instructed in substantial…
Kevin Naylor photoDr Kevin NaylorKevin practises almost exclusively in the field of clinical negligence, acting for…
Greg Plunkett photoMr Greg PlunkettGreg is an experienced commercial chancery barrister. He was formerly a senior…
Daniel Prowse photoMr Daniel ProwseDaniel’s practice is based on serious crime, encompassing cases of serious violence,…
Mark Rhind photoMr Mark RhindMark specialises in criminal and regulatory work. His criminal work chiefly consists…
Chris Richards photoMr Chris RichardsChris was called to the Bar in 2016. He became a tenant…
Charlotte Rimmer photoMs Charlotte RimmerCharlotte has experience handling the full range of criminal offences, including homicide,…
George Rowell photoMr George RowellGeorge is a commercial barrister specialising in tax disputes, professional negligence, and…
Helen Rutherford photoMs Helen RutherfordHelen practises in all areas of personal injury, including clinical negligence. She has a…
Carly Sandbach photoMs Carly SandbachCarly’s practice covers all aspects of chancery and commercial litigation and advisory…
David Sandiford photoMr David SandifordDavid practices in the fields of higher value personal injury, civil actions involving…
Imran Shafi photoMr Imran ShafiImran is widely regarded as one of the leading criminal barristers on circuit, if…
Gareth Shires photoMr Gareth ShiresGareth has a busy and wide-ranging personal injury practice. Acting for claimants…
Andrew Smith photoMr Andrew SmithMark has a heavyweight criminal practice comprising both prosecution and defence work.…
Lee Speakman photoMr Lee SpeakmanLee has a broad practice encompassing personal injury law, family law and…
Mark Stephenson photoMr Mark StephensonMark is an experienced criminal practitioner, regularly instructed in serious and high…
Sara Sutherland photoMs Sara SutherlandSara is an experienced junior who is regularly instructed in multi track…
Alexandra Sutton photoMs Alexandra SuttonAlexandra was called to the Bar in 2017. She became a tenant…
Christian Taylor photoMr Christian TaylorChristian practises exclusively in personal injury law and its related litigation. He…
David Temkin photoMr David TemkinA newly-appointed silk,  David specialises in serious crime, health and safety cases and professional disciplinary work (police…
Richard Tetlow photoMr Richard TetlowRichard has a broad commercial practice encompassing contractual disputes, banking, mortgages and…
David Toal photoMr David ToalDavid is a specialist criminal and regulatory barrister with over 20 years’…
Katherine Traynor photoMs Katherine TraynorDuring the non-practising first six months of her pupillage, Kate assisted with…
Ian Tucker photoMr Ian TuckerIan specialises in commercial / chancery litigation with an emphasis on insolvency.…
Simon Vaughan photoMr Simon VaughanSimon has a wide-ranging commercial and chancery law practice encompassing shareholder and…
Guy Vickers photoMr Guy VickersGuy has a broad commercial practice, divided between traditional chancery litigation concerning…
John Waiting photoMr John WaitingJohn has a broad practice encompassing commercial, property and insolvency law. He…
Andrew Ward photoMr Andrew WardAndrew is a personal injury specialist. He is regularly instructed in claims…
Anesta Weekes photoMs Anesta WeekesAnesta Weekes QC is considered by many as a top tier criminal advocate, known…
Simon Whitfield photoMr Simon WhitfieldSimon is particularly regarded for his construction practice and has wide experience…
Richard Wilcock photoMr Richard WilcockAfter a 20 year successful career in civil & commercial litigation, Richard…
David Williams photoMr David WilliamsDavid has a broad commercial practice encompassing a wide range of personal…
Rachael Woods photoMs Rachael WoodsRachael is a specialist criminal advocate, regularly instructed by the defence and…

Exchange Chambers are committed to promoting equal opportunities for all, including members, pupils, employees and applicants to Chambers. We do not discriminate against anyone on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability, age, religion or belief or indeed, on any other ground.

We are committed to offering opportunities for gaining experience and practice development to all pupils and members of Chambers equally without discrimination. We offer mini-pupillage and work experience opportunities throughout the year. Our members frequently attend schools and partake in a variety of different schemes and initiatives that promote and encourage social mobility.

A number of our barristers assist with the Social Mobility Foundation and act as mentors to students from diverse backgrounds. We are also a Partner Chamber in the Pegasus Access and Support Scheme (PASS), a leading programme designed by the Inner Temple to support aspiring barristers from under-represented backgrounds who have not yet started the BPTC.

We have ensured that Chambers is accessible to people using wheelchairs. We accommodate any requests for reasonable adjustments to assist disabled applicants.

We recognise the need to promote a positive and supportive community for both barristers and staff and to encourage a cohesive and collaborative culture. We have been recognised by the Bar Council for our commitment to Wellbeing at the Bar.

Other current and ongoing initiatives include:

  • We run a mentoring programme in association with L8 A Better Place, a community development project based in Toxteth, Liverpool. Twenty-two of our members are actively involved in the programme, in which they are assigned a student from the local community. The mentoring scheme is aimed at students and young people who are interested in pursuing a career in law and would otherwise lack access to the legal profession.
  • We operate a maternity and parental support mentoring network for our members. The network provides support for Chambers’ barristers during pregnancy, adoption or foster care, following the arrival of their child and in the lead up to and on return to practice or at any other stage of parenthood.
  • We have a member that sits on the Bar Council’s Female Retention Committee, who focus on ensuring equality and diversity at the Bar with a particular focus on female barristers, ensuring a level playing field and examining issues that may prevent female barristers continuing practise at the Bar or progressing within the profession.

Pro Bono
For over five years we have been part of a pioneering pro-bono alliance with The National Autistic Society’s Education Rights Service. The Exchange Chambers team comprises 30 barristers, including two Queen’s Counsel with decades of experience fighting injustice, providing legal support to families with autistic children. Our barristers have undertaken autism awareness and special educational needs training from The National Autistic Society, and provide free legal representation before the Special Educational Needs Tribunal. We were awarded the Outstanding Family Support Award at the 2016 Autism Professionals Awards.


CLIENT: Paul Lunt – Partner and Head of Litigation
COMPANY/FIRM: Brabners LLP
TESTIMONIAL: An excellent set of chambers with the breadth of specialisms and range of experience that you want, with a customer-focussed service mentality and pragmatic clerking that you can work with.


CLIENT: Paul Jonson – Senior Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: Pannone Corporate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: Exchange Chambers is one of the leading regional chambers. We have known and worked with Exchange for many years and have built up a great working relationship with various members of Chambers and the commercial clerking team. We find Exchange to offer excellent client service and top quality counsel. The relationship with Exchange is valued greatly by the firm and also by our clients. We cannot recommend them highly enough.


CLIENT: Mark Molyneux – Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: Addleshaw Goddard LLP
TESTIMONIAL: Exchange Chambers is a preeminent barristers chambers in Manchester, which offers real strength in depth of commercial counsel, with the experience and expertise to support on the smallest to largest commercial disputes. This is supported by first class clerks who understand and consistently deliver to the service standards that our clients expect.


CLIENT: Anthony Barnfather
COMPANY/FIRM: Barnfather Solicitors
TESTIMONIAL: I instruct Exchange Manchester which has established itself as the premier set in the City over the last few years. A good stable of barristers supported by a fantastic clerking team headed by Nick Buckley. I have no hesitation in recommending Exchange.


CLIENT: Julia Norris – Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: FS Legal Solicitors LLP
TESTIMONIAL: Our relationship with Exchange Chambers goes back over 20 years and the advice and assistance that we and our clients have had from their excellent team of barristers has always been absolutely outstanding. Apart from the legal strength and depth available, a unique feature of Exchange is the Management and Clerking Teams. Management adopts a commercial and pro-active approach, continually looking for new opportunities for constructive and profitable areas where we can work together to develop new areas of business. Overall, Exchange is quite outstanding and we look forward to working with them ever more closely in years to come.


CLIENT: Paul Schofield – Partner / Fraud & Business Crime, and Serious Crime
COMPANY/FIRM: Farleys Solicitors LLP
TESTIMONIAL: I have dealt with Exchange for the last 12 years and have been incredibly impressed with them. Exchange Chambers is a formidable and outstanding organisation which keeps going from strength to strength. It is a veritable ‘Northern Powerhouse’ delivering the highest quality of QCs and barristers in the most serious and complex cases nationally. The whole ethos at Exchange is one of absolute commitment to excellence coupled with a clear ‘can do’ approach. The QCs and barristers are simply top drawer, nothing is too much trouble. The clerks are always helpful, efficient and professional, and are a pleasure to work with.