Mr John Waiting > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC
Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Commercial; Insolvency


John has a broad practice encompassing commercial, property and insolvency law.

He covers a wide range of commercial litigation involving issues such as contractual disputes; banking, finance and asset recovery; professional negligence; sale of goods; and construction.

His property practice covers possession actions by mortgagees, LPA Receivers and landlords; disrepair actions by tenants; leasehold enfranchisement; actions for service charges and administration charges; actions for unlawful eviction; complaints against bailiffs; liability orders for business rates and council tax; boundary disputes; and business tenancy disputes.

His insolvency practice encompasses personal and corporate bankruptcy including bankruptcy petitions and applications to set- aside statutory demands; public examination of bankrupts; orders for sale by the trustee in bankruptcy; administration applications and applications for extension of an administrator’s term of office; applications for directions to office holders from the court; wills and probate; and contentious probate claims.


Called 2010


  • Northern Chancery Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit


  • St Olave’s Grammar School, Orpington, 1997-2004
  • MA (Cantab), Law with Management Studies, Girton College, Cambridge (II.i, 2004-2008)
  • BVC, Manchester Metropolitan University (Very Competent, 2009-2010)
  • Pupillage at Exchange Chambers

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

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.’

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.