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

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
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 AdamsExchange ChambersExcellent with technical arguments and great advocacy skills.

Exchange Chambers has a team of public law and judicial review barristers that advise local authorities and regulated bodies on cases involving civil liberties, inquests, human rights and public inquiries. Louis Browne QC frequently defends the government including the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice and showcases a wide range of expertise, from housing and education, to care and social services. Brynmor Adams represents  public bodies and local authorities in public law, human rights and environmental law cases. Adams represented local authorities in Hogan v Knowsley Borough Council and Henry v Leeds City Council; these cases involved an appeal concerning the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and an appeal involving licensing breaches across a portfolio of properties, respectively. David Sandiford is another key name to mention and has in-depth experience defending police forces in civil claims.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Brynmor AdamsExchange ChambersExcellent with technical arguments and great advocacy skills.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Social housing

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Brynmor AdamsExchange ChambersExcellent with technical arguments and great advocacy skills.

Exchange Chambers has a sizeable local government and social housing department that has in-depth sector knowledge. Paul Burns heads the department and has an ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of social housing law‘. Brynmor Adams is another key name to note and has a strong record in acting for local authorities in housing fraud cases.