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Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
L2 9XX

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Louis Browne QCExchange ChambersHis ability to digest complex expert evidence is exceptional.

Exchange Chambers‘ members are instructed in a wide range of inquests and inquires, from extremely high-profile work such as Louis Browne QC‘s involvement in the Manchester bombing and Grenfell Tower inquiries (for Salford University and number of firefighters respectively), to the clinical negligence and personal injury-adjacent work undertaken by Sara Sutherland.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Louis Browne QCExchange ChambersA strong advocate with good client care skills.

Exchange Chambers houses a large number of specialist personal injury counsel, across both the senior and junior ranks. A notable niche at the firm is the defense of claims brought against  the military, an area in which William Waldron QC and Louis Browne QC have thriving practices. Christopher Barnes represented former heptathlete Serita Shone in a claim against British Bobsleigh concerning an injury suffered in her first training run as a bobsledder. David Knifton QC co-led the case for the claimant in the Supreme Court in Lewis v Tindale and MIB, which concerned the liability of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau for incidents involving uninsured vehicles on private land; in this instance an elderly farmer ran over a man he believed to be scrap metal thief, causing the claimant to break his neck.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Public law

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Louis Browne QCExchange ChambersA fearsome opponent.

Exchange Chambers‘ public law team is best known for its work on behalf of local authorities and other government bodies in challenges brought against their decisions. Of recent note, Louis Browne QC acted for the senior coroner in R (Hughes) v HM Coroner for Sefton, an application for judicial review of an inquest touching upon the death of a woman in a care home, which was brought by the family on grounds of irrationality and insufficient inquiry into the deceased’s clinical care and the cause of death, with permission eventually being refused.