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

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
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 WaitingExchange ChambersJohn gives well-considered, thorough advice and considers strategic issues when advising. He is a measured and confident advocate.

Exchange Chambers is a ‘go-to set‘ for Chancery, probate and tax law. David Mohyuddin QC handle a variety of Chancery and commercial disputes. For tax disputes, George Rowell and Scott Redpath are key individuals, while John Waiting is also noted and handles a variety of work involving real property, company law, wills and probate.