Ms Carly Sandbach > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Commercial; Insolvency


Carly’s practice covers all aspects of chancery and commercial litigation and advisory work including insolvency (both personal and corporate), company and partnership, directors disqualification, professional negligence, banking, mortgage, guarantees and recovery of assets, trusts, contractual disputes and sale of goods.

Having made her mark very early in her career, since 2010 Carly has been consistently recommended as a Leading Junior in the Chambers UK Guide. In Chambers UK Guide 2016 she was recommended as a Leading Junior in both the fields of Commercial Dispute Resolution and Restructuring/Insolvency.

She is described as an ‘excellent junior with a prolific commercial practice’. Clients say she is sensible and down-to-earth, fights cases with vigour and is proactive and able to quickly grasp the issues. She is ‘tenacious’ and ‘pugnacious’ when she needs to be, is extremely hard-working and has a good commercial attitude. She has earned a reputation for thoroughness: her preparation for hearings and conferences is described by the Legal 500 as simply ‘outstanding’.

In 2010 Carly was appointed as Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel) and was re-appointed in 2015.

Her clients include insolvency practitioners, banks, multi-nationals, small businesses, professional firms and private individuals, as well as the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and other Government Departments.


Called 2006; Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel)


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
  • Northern Chancery Bar Association
  • Northern Administrative Law Association
  • Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)


  • First Class Honours degree in Law at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Carly SandbachExchange ChambersExcellent on the law and extremely tenacious.