David Went > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
OXFORD HOUSE, OXFORD ROW
LEEDS
LS1 3BE
England

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

David WentExchange ChambersA talented and intelligent competition law specialist.

Home to one of the largest commercial teams in the region, Exchange Chambers is a noticeable presence in all areas of commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery work. The team features members with specialist practices in professional negligence, competition law, and credit hire litigation. In competition, David Went acts for a follow-on damages claimant in the truck cartel case.  Mark Cawson QC co-leads on behalf of the claimants in Municipio De Mariana and others v BHP Group, a multi-party claim arising from the collapse of the of a Brazilian dam in 2015 being brought against its British owners.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

David WentExchange ChambersThe stand-out competition barrister in the regions.

Exchange Chambers is home to several strong commercial practitioners, and is praised for the ‘good availability of counsel‘, and particularly the set’s contingent of ‘very capable insolvency juniors‘. Other notable aspects of the set’s offering include competition and EU law work, where David Went is one of the most notable names outside of London, and shareholder disputes, where Lisa Linklater and Alfred Weiss are particularly strong. Recent highlights for the set include Linklater’s representation of shareholders in a crowd-funded property development who sought to remove company directors, and Went’s representation of the Road Haulage Association in a group action in the truck cartel scandal.