Mr Brynmor Adams > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC
Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Property and public law


Brynmor specialises in property and public law. He has particular expertise in cases where these two areas interact such as in the fields of social housing and local government. He frequently deals with the impact of human rights and equality law on these sectors.

Brynmor recently joined Exchange from a specialist property and housing law chambers in London.  He has experience of appearing at all levels of court and tribunal and can be instructed for cases nationwide.

Brynmor’s property practice ranges from trusts of land and real property through to landlord and tenant matters.  He is experienced in private sector and public sector property disputes.  He has appeared on numerous occasions before the Property Chamber of the First-Tier Tribunal in leasehold and land registration disputes, and on appeals to the Upper Tribunal.

Brynmor’s clients include a wide range of public bodies and local authorities. He is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel, which enables him to represent central government departments.  He frequently represents the government in judicial review proceedings in the High Court or UTIAC.


Called 2008




Social Housing Law Association (SHLA)

Property Bar Association (PBA)

Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)

Lincoln’s Inn European Law Group


Christ Church, Oxford – MA Jurisprudence (Course II), Law with Law Studies in Europe

Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) – Certificat supérieur de droit français et européen

Before starting practice at the Bar, Brynmor was a stagiaire at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg where he drafted judgments and decisions on applications from the United Kingdom.

Lincoln’s Inn – Inns of Court School of Law Major Scholarship, Hardwicke Scholarship, Peter Duffy Human Rights Scholarship and Sunley Scholarship.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Brynmor Adams – Exchange Chambers ‘Brynmor is highly knowledgeable with great communication skills. He is patient, thorough and impressive at trial.’

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.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Social housing

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

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.’

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.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

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.’

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.