Ms Lisa Linklater > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers

Work Department

Commercial; Chancery; Insolvency


Lisa has forged an excellent reputation as a leading junior in Commercial Chancery cases and commercial litigation. Her practice extends to: shareholder disputes; corporate and personal insolvency (all aspects of administration, liquidation, bankruptcy, company and individual voluntary arrangements and related litigation); directors’ and other fiduciary and trustees’ duties; partnership and joint venture disputes; contractual disputes; real property and trusts; general commercial litigation; petitions to wind up companies in the public interest and directors’ disqualification. Lisa brings a wealth of experience in advising and representing a diverse range of stakeholders in insolvency (insolvency practitioners, creditors and directors), as well as companies, individuals,  Government departments and local authorities involved in commercial litigation. She is regularly instructed in contested cases in the Business and Property Courts of the High Court of Justice.


Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel) (2000 – 2018)


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Northern Chancery Bar Association
  • North Eastern Circuit
  • R3 (fellow) and Insolvency Lawyers’ Association


  • MA Cantab (Law), University of Cambridge (Jesus College), (Class II:i)
  • Inns of Court School of Law, London (Very Competent)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship (Inner Temple)
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Lisa LinklaterExchange ChambersVery highly-regarded both as a lawyer and as an advocate.

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.